Links Oct 16

Tax avoidance by corporations is out of control. The United Nations must step in The Guardian
Comment by José Antonio Ocampo and Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona

The Bitter Taste of Tax Avoidance Huffington Post

Finance Minister Minister announces tax amnesty for Luxembourg Luxembuger Wort
“The budget bill reserves the scheme for Luxembourg tax residents and also allows for people to make spontaneous declarations if a person is suspected of money laundering.”

Swiss banks: Secret codes used for account details, communications Business Standard

Spillover analysis of Irish tax policy Francis Weyzig’s Blog

Could the UK’s professional firms be leaving us exposed to money laundering? Tax Research UK

Putin Allies Said to Be Behind Scrutinized Deutsche Bank Trades Bloomberg

Lawyers attack UK’s offshore tax evasion plans Financial Times (paywall)

South Africa’s ‘next president’ is entangled in another corporate tax dodging allegation—this time its with MTN Quartz
See also our earlier blog Finance Uncovered: how Africa’s biggest cell phone firm shifts billions offshore 

Spain’s taxman goes after Adriano Correia Marca
Further tax investigations in the world of soccer. For more on the role of offshore finance in sports, see The Offshore Game.

Half of world’s wealth now in hands of 1% of population – report The Guardian



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