Links Jan 4

When will banks learn that dodgy tax practices actually cost them dear? The Guardian

Swiss bank Lombard Odier to pay $100 million to resolve U.S. tax probe Reuters
See also: Swiss Bank Admits Cash and Gold Withdrawals Cheated IRS Bloomberg

Swiss bank Julius Baer U.S. tax evasion settlement will cost $547 million CNN Money

Tax Wars: 3 Lessons about Tax Policy from the Star Wars Universe Citizens for Tax Justice
Read more on Tax Wars here.

For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions The New York Times

Apple ‘to pay €318m’ to settle Italy tax fraud case BBC
See also our recent blog Apple CEO Tim Cook: wilfully not understanding tax  

What Really Caused the Implosion of the Occupy Movement—An Insider’s View naked capitalism

Thanks, Obama: Highest Earners’ Tax Rates Rose Sharply in 2013 The New York Times

Swiss authorities missed chance to investigate Fifa’s Sepp Blatter in 2002 The Guardian

2015 Year in Review: Global Alliance for Tax Justice



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