Links Nov 18

”Global citizenship is essentially a branding exercise” and passport shopping is big business Quartz
Fascinating piece on citizenship-for-sale, and speaking on the tax issues

Getting to Good – towards responsible corporate tax behaviour Discussion paper by Christian Aid, ActionAid and Oxfam

G20: global tax system tweaked– not fixed Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Ghana will join fight to stop illicit financial flows from Africa Graphic

2015- The end of tax neutral jurisdictions Cayman Reporter
“It is time to take our heads out of the sand and face the rather grim reality that stares us in the face.”

Video – Fair Tax Town
See also our earlier blog Crickhowell and the tax rebellion: the mouse that roared?

Tax evasion affects poor countries more than those in the G20 TJN Latin America & Caribbean (In Spanish)

Tax Administrations from Latin American and Caribbean meet in Quito TJN Latin America & Caribbean (In Spanish)

The multinationals’ rhetoric isn’t reassuring on tricky tax affairs The Age

Corporates dodge taxing questions The West Australian / Yahoo News

Ireland: Apple’s Tim Cook arrives bearing gifts, but his visit stirs echoes Irish Independent
“There is a danger that once Apple’s arrangements are scuppered, other multinational companies may wobble … We know that figures for multinational profits booked to Ireland are often exactly what their tax-efficient bosses decide they are, rather than a reflection of reality.”

McDonald’s inability to give a straight answer on tax shows need for further investigation by EU EPSU



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