Links Jul 23

U.N. hopes ‘tax inspectors without borders’ will combat tax dodging Reuters

UK: Plans for new ‘special measures’ for tax-avoiding companies STEP
See also: Criminal charges loom over facilitating tax evasion Financial Times

Mystery on Baker Street: Brutal Kazakh official linked to £147m London property empire Global Witness

South Africa: Revenue Services convenes cross-border forum on illicit financial flows South African Government

Paul Samuelson and the Provision of Collective Consumption Goods: A Rejection of Competitiveness Logic Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

The campaign “Multinationals, Pay Your Share” is launched in Argentina Global Alliance for Tax Justice (In Spanish)

We didn’t get everything right’: Lord Green concedes on HSBC ICIJ

U.S. Data from Swiss Banks May Mean More Prosecutions The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Justice Department Announces Swiss Bank Program Resolutions with Two More Banks

IRS Probes Singapore Asset Manager – U.S. crackdown on undeclared offshore accounts and tax evasion turns east The Wall Street Journal

By failing to live up to their obligations, developed countries are ‘doing harm’ Devex

The role of taxation in funding quality public services Public Services International (PSI)

New Disclosure Rules for Shell Companies in New York Luxury Real Estate Sales The New York Times

Austrian tax reform grants government access to bank accounts STEP

India: ‘Fall in Swiss bank funds may be due to black money drive’ MoneyControl

Where were the auditors? (Part 74 of a series, to be continued) Tax Research UK

Lawmakers, White House Explore Tax Revamp for U.S. Firms Overseas The Wall Street Journal

$2.1 Trillion in Corporate Profits Held Offshore: A Comparison of International Tax Proposals Citizens for Tax Justice
See also: Congress Wants to Reward Corporate Tax Dodgers with Lower Taxes ITEP

Australia: Treasurer Joe Hockey spares the stick at PricewaterhouseCoopers tax summit The Sydney Morning Herald

HMRC say it: tax avoidance is a choice Tax Research UK



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