Links Sep 24

Why dirty money still plagues Switzerland swissinfo
“The problems arise only from the moment the PEP becomes a persona non grata in the eyes of the Swiss government or other international organisations.”

Why the German tax authority is protecting Apple Zeit (In German)
By TJN’s Markus Meinzer

Eurozone heavyweights resume tax offensive on multinational companies Reuters

Tax evasion’s bite, from the ancient world to modern Greece The Wall Street Journal (paywall)
Also, listen to TJN Podcast special edition on Greece here.

BVI launches campaign to strengthen Financial Services bvi news
Keynote Speaker at the launch, Bermuda’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, expressed: “we can survive the current international tax onslaught”.

India: Outed in lists, HSBC account holders lining up to declare The Indian Express

Oligarchs and Orchestras: Inside Luxembourg’s Secretive Low-Tax ‘Fortress of Art’ Warehouse The Wall Street Journal
“Freeports are an outgrowth of bonded warehouses, where commodities like grain in transit across borders could be stored, without incurring taxes. There are dozens of such warehouses around the world.” See also our blog Freeports: now Luxembourg adds to the sleaze

Multinationals should pay full taxes, African MPs say Daily Monitor

Cabinet ministers met publicly with KPMG while firm’s tax ‘sham’ under CRA probe CBC
See also: Isle of Sham:Tales from a Canadian Tax Haven Canadians for Tax Fairness

Inside the tax havens that are helping the 1 percent steal trillions of dollars The Week

UK: Double Delight as two co-ops are awarded Fair Tax Mark Fair Tax Mark

Is the UK’s anti-money-laundering regime fatally flawed? economia



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