Links Jun 16

The Week of Action for #TaxJustice kicks off! Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Q&A on Financing for Development and the international tax body Global Alliance for Tax Justice

A Billion-Dollar Bank Fraud in Moldova, and 20,000 Opaque British Corporations naked capitalism

Desperate for Tax Money, Indonesia Ready to Grant Criminals Amnesty Jakarta Globe

People want fairer taxes – even high-income earners believe they pay too little The Guardian

India in talks with Cyprus over tax info exchange Business Standard

Credit Suisse Disclosure of Staff Details in U.S. Tax Dispute Ruled Illegal Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank’s private banking arm Sal.Oppenheim cooperating in tax probe The Economic Times
See also: German Prosecutors Say Nine Suspects Targeted in Deutsche Bank Raids The Wall Street Journal

HSBC, JPMorgan may move parts of businesses to Luxembourg Reuters

Skimping tax can still leave a bitter taste for coffee companies Financial Times (paywall)
“Why are coffee shops in the front line of consumer activism over tax? … This is an industry that relies on being perceived as good citizens.”

Amazon unveils tax mockery HQ in London that will house 2,000 staff – twice the number it employs in Luxembourg This is Money

Special tax committee: Majority of companies refuse invitation to speak with Members of the European Parliament The Parliament Magazine


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