Links Jun 19

Follow the money: inside the world’s tax havens The Guardian

Global Week of Action for #TaxJustice: coming events Global Alliance for Tax Justice

The BEPS Monitoring Group – Comments on BEPS Action 8: Hard-to-Value Intangibles

Tip of the iceberg: the role of the banks in the FIFA story Global Witness

Towards Measuring Fair Tax Systems in Developing Countries Make Tax Fair

New report: “Tax Avoidance, Tax Evasion and Tax Havens” Global Alliance for Tax Justice
Report released by AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour.

Jawad Ahmad and his videoclip on the effects of indirect taxes on the poor in Pakistan Make Tax Fair

Banks in tax havens like Switzerland and Mauritius to run checks on Indians looking to open black money account The Economic

The EU should have taken note: tax haven lists don’t work, but the Financial Secrecy Index does Tax Research UK
See also: Guernsey outraged by its inclusion on EU tax blacklist The Independent, Cayman Islands on EU Blacklist and Cayman Finance & Minister replies Cayman iNews, Bahamas ‘Unfairly Dumped On’ With Eu Blacklisting Tribune242, Blacklist of world’s 30 worst-offending tax havens published … Hong Kong features but Luxembourg is nowhere to be seen South China Morning Post, and earlier blog: Juncker’s hidden hand? EU tax haven blacklist omits Luxembourg

Swiss investigating 53 cases of possible money laundering at Fifa The Guardian

Two important new resources on tax and gender Women for Tax Justice
Cites Tax Justice Focus, The Gender Edition.

The UK is defending tax abuse, not promoting ‘tax competition’ Tax Research UK


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