Links Nov 16

World leaders agree to close multinationals’ tax loopholes Yahoo News
But measures are not yet enough. See: Still Broken: major new report on global corporate tax cheating

TJN Africa’s challenge to “loophole-ridden” Kenya-Mauritius tax agreement to be heard in Kenya High Court MNE Tax

African leaders reject EU ‘charity’ over ‘investment’ The Telegraph
“Macky Sall, the Senegalese president, tells journalists on the sidelines of the Malta migrants summit that Africa would have no need of handouts if wealthy governments stopped multinationals avoiding legitimate taxation in their countries.”

Company hearings in European Parliament: finally they testify, but it’s time for clear rules on transparency Oxfam
See also: European Parliament tax investigation: Special committee extension supported by political groups Sven Giegold

LuxLeaks: one year later, a change in Luxembourg tax policy? TF1 (In French)

Jade: Myanmar’s “Big State Secret” Global Witness
“This 12-month investigation reveals an industry far bigger than previously thought, worth up to US$31 billion in 2014 alone. That is equivalent to nearly half the GDP for the whole of Myanmar, but hardly any of the money is reaching ordinary people or state coffers.”

Trafigura Reveals $4.3 Billion in Oil Payments to Governments swissinfo

How Pfizer has shifted U.S. profits overseas for years Reuters

Uber, Airbnb to be hauled before Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance Sydney Morning Herald

Swiss agree to pass on info about Dutch nationals’ bank accounts Dutch News

 

 


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