Links Sep 17

Bank lobby decries regulation “overload” swissinfo
‘The Swiss Bankers Association has waded into the ongoing anti-tax evasion political debate’

U.S. tax-evasion probe expands to Belize USA Today
See also: IRS Hunts Belize Accounts, Issues John Doe Summons To Citibank, Band of America Forbes

Canada: Why is a global tax-dodger like Google sponsoring an election debate? iPolitics

Cyprus probes “Lagarde list” Famagusta Gazette

The Political Paradox of Cash Transfers Center for Global Development
As noted by TJN’s Research Director ‏@alexcobham: Striking findings – Tanzanians prefer government has revenue, as vs cash transfers = popular support for tax? Imagine.

Why a ‘competitive’ economy means less competition Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

Icelanders Own ISK 32 Billion in British Virgin Islands Iceland Review

Pope Francis Calls for Ending Tax-Exempt Status of Churches That Don’t Help the Needy U.S. Uncut

UK: Margaret Hodge, former chair of the Public Accounts Committee launches new Responsible Tax Group Economia



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