Links Dec 9

Latin America and Caribbean Tax Administration Dialogue on International Taxation in Quito Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Country-by-Country regime passed by Australian Parliament Global Alliance for Tax Justice

New Study: Illicit Financial Flows Hit US$1.1 Trillion in 2013 Financial Transparency Coalition Blog

Bermuda link in Botswana president tax row The Royal Gazette

Improve domestic resource mobilisation, African countries urged News Day

Luxembourg says to appeal against EU tax ruling on Fiat Reuters

Facebook defends its €3.4m tax bill as Irish revenues rocket Irish Independent

Tax debts above US$ 50,000 can now trigger US passport revocation STEP

More than 50 banks which helped American clients dodge tax in Swiss bank accounts receive immunity from criminal prosecution in US This is Money

UK: National Crime Agency Warned Over Serious Flaws In Money-Laundering System BuzzFeed



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