Links Sep 16

President Juncker must endorse public scrutiny of multinational tax payments Transparency International

European Parliament tax investigation: Lobbyists from non-compliant firms to lose access to EU Parliament Sven Giegold

Finland: Minister on board of tax haven firm YLE
Minister of Transport and Communications is a board member of a Luxembourg firm ‘set up to help avoid taxes’.

Swiss bank La Roche settles with U.S. authorities over tax offenses Reuters
Yet another.

Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual is cleared to acquire Swiss private bank BSI The New York Times

Geneva Lake Views Aren’t Enough as Swiss Play Russian Roulette Bloomberg
“Geneva’s days of luring blue-chip multinationals with little more than a postcard of its iconic lake and the promise of a low-ball tax rate are gone.”

FIFA story: U.S. poised for fresh football corruption charges swissinfo

U.S.: Companies receiving taxpayer-backed subsidies avoid U.S. taxes

KPMG tax avoidance and privatization schemes costly for public NUPGE

The burden of paying back Puerto Rico’s debt should not fall on the island’s poor The Guardian



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