Links Aug 17

Shining a light in dark places – Senate Committee recommendations to address corporate tax avoidance welcomed  TJN-Australia media release
See also: Multinational crackdown as firms avoid AU$31b in Australian tax ZDNet, Joe Hockey targets 30 companies for tax avoidance Business Insider, Labor’s senate inquiry wants a ‘name and shame’ register for tax dodgers Business Insider, and video report Exclusive: Corporate Tax Dodge Yahoo News

Mouse that roared for the tax men The West Australian
On Luxembourg whistleblower Antoine Deltour. See also: Falciani court date set over bank data charges swissinfo, and our recent blog posts Will Antoine Deltour become a prisoner of conscience? and Whistleblowers – the new countercultural heroes

Domestic resources are finally at the forefront of development Devex

What the United States Owes Puerto Rico The Wall Street Journal
Op-ed by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mark Medish: “Washington owes Puerto Ricans a future based on democratic legitimacy and a financially and socially viable development strategy—a development strategy that is more than a set of tax breaks for profitable U.S. corporations.”

Facilitators of tax evasion and capital flight LatinDADD (In Spanish)

Fight for Tax Justice LatinDADD (In Spanish)

Etsy Taps Secret Irish Tax Haven and Brags About Transparency at Home Bloomberg


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