Links Jul 9

Tax Inspectors Shrug Off Borders to Track Multinational Evasion Bloomberg
Cites TJN Director John Christensen

Could tax breaks be on the agenda for big oil companies? World Finance
Cites TJN’s Nicholas Shaxson

‘Corporate tax deals are robbing poor countries of teachers and nurses’ The Guardian

Luxembourg tax authority listed as customer of surveillance software company Luxemburger Wort

EU tax shelter committee: Parliament may ban no-show lobbyists Politico

More on financial sector choking productivity Macro Business
Latest report to support the Finance Curse thesis

U.S. Sided With Tax-Avoiding Companies Over Contracting Ban Bloomberg

The Tax Inversion Wave Keeps Rolling The Wall Street Journal

Swiss poised to support Greek tax amnesty swissinfo
Cites TJN’s Nicholas Shaxson

India: Government opens compliance window for black money disclosure The Economic Times

Tunisia objects to CHF40 million HSBC settlement swissinfo
The government of Tunisia has appealed against the decision of the Geneva state prosecutor to drop the investigation against HSBC Private Bank

Why tackling illicit financial flows offers energy and climate opportunities for Africa Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)

Illicit Financial Flows Perpetuate Africa’s Economic Dependence – CDD Director New Diary

UK House of Lords to grill ex-HSBC chairman in tax evasion row The Guardian

UK: Permanent non-dom tax status to be abolished, chancellor announces The Guardian

The plan to make the UK a tax haven continues Tax Research UK

Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold Rolling Stone / Matt Taibbi
“Barack Obama’s former top cop cashes in after six years of letting banks run wild”


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