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Let’s fix tax and fund development AVAAZ petition

Latest posts from the Global Alliance for Tax Justice:
Privatisation policies a major concern at FfD3
Snapshots: FfD3 in Addis Ababa
Global Tax Body: in everyone’s interest
How should the intergovernmental tax body be designed?

Addis Ababa talks risk deadlock over UN agency for tax The Guardian

UK Government blocking progress on new global tax body Tax Research UK

Why is the “North” shying away from global collaboration on tax? Global Policy Forum

Standoff in Addis Ababa over push by G77 to upgrade UN tax body Standard

A Chance for a Global Tax System That Works for All – Not Just the Richest Huffington Post

How Can We Finance Sustainable Development? Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Greece is pledging to get rid of tax evasion once and for all Business Insider

David Ricardo’s Theory of Comparative Advantage: Exploring the Hidden Historical Underside of Modern-Day Competitiveness Discourse Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

Former HSBC boss regrets problems at Swiss arm swissinfo

South African Revenue Service gives HSBC tax cheats a disclosure deadline Business Day Live

Unicredit’s German unit in talks to strike tax deal with authorities Reuters

Feeding the property addiction Flip Chart Fairy Tales
On UK Chancellor George Osborne’s plan to cut inheritance tax.

Appeals Court Decides Beanie Babies Billionaire Tax Evader Ty Warner Won’t Go To Jail Forbes

The world’s super-rich are seeking second citizenship in these eight countries Quartz


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The BVI: Responsible for worldwide tax losses of $37.5 billion a year

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Event: Making Tax Work for Women in the UK and Globally

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Historic event on women, human rights and tax justice in Bogota

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The Offshore Wrapper: the Panama Papers, one year on

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