Links Dec 16

It’s time for companies to bring tax into their human rights due diligence Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Momentous day for Fair Tax in Europe Fair Tax
See also: European Parliament spells out legal steps to fight aggressive corporate tax planning and evasion European Parliament News, and The EU Parliament has just demanded that the Commission get off the fence on tax avoidance. But will they? Tax Research UK

Switzerland: Parliament approves the automatic exchange of tax information swissinfo
The article refers to Swiss parliament ratifying the Multilateral Tax Convention, which is necessary to implement the CRS, but says nothing about with which countries Switzerland will exchange information, other than EU and Australia. See also our earlier blog OECD again pretends it’s solved the problem of financial secrecy 

U.S. Justice Department Announces Three Banks Reach Resolutions Under Swiss Bank Program

Revealed: Cuadrilla and leading fracking firms’ tax haven ownership Energy Desk

Important step forward in campaign against anonymous companies Global Witness

$17.8 bn illegally taken out of Nigeria in 9 years Premium Times

$4 billion disappears from Ghana between 2004 and 2013 Ghana Business News

Zimbabwe loses millions in illicit financial flows The Africa Report

Starbucks, tax and cluelessness Tax Research UK


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