Links Nov 24

Tackling tax across borders Public Finance International

Mozambique PM rues Africa tax collection crisis Star Africa

India: Are shell companies behind the over-estimation of GDP? LiveMint

Bob Jessop: an historical approach to national competitiveness Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

Pfizer’s Big Breakthrough: Global Tax Avoidance The New York Times
“The $160 billion deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan, the maker of Botox, does not appear to be illegal. But it should be.” See also: Another big corporation is flagrantly dodging tax. This must be outlawed The Guardian, and Congress Must Act Now to Stop Pfizer and Other Companies from Inverting Citizens for Tax Justice

Why Lawmakers Should Say No to Tax Extenders, Yes to the Working Families’ Tax Credits Citizens for Tax Justice
See also: Evaluating the Tax Extenders

Vanguard, Facing Whistle-Blower Cases, Agrees to Pay Texas Taxes Bloomberg

More Banks Spill Tax Evasion Secrets To Avoid Criminal Charges, Account Holders Beware Forbes

Australia: Tax transparency: full list of exempt companies revealed as Senate battle looms

New thinking for a world of new problems The Times of Israel
“Attacking tax havens – which, to be sure, would require a global mobilization that is still far away – would also have a dramatic impact on the waves of refugees sweeping Europe.”



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