Links Jan 12

Whistleblower – Alone against the System Deutsche Welle

Petition: Tax Transparency Now War on Want

Why India’s Demand For UN Tax Committee Holds The Key To Funding The Paris Deal Huffington Post

Ireland: the Tax Haven that Dare Not Speak Its Name counterpunch
“If your top political figures need to constantly state that your country is not a tax haven, then the chances are it probably is a tax haven.” See also our blog “We are not a tax haven.” They all say that   

A hidden network of hidden wealth Oxfam America
“If taxed on the nearly $100 billion dollars they keep offshore, the largest U.S. financial institutions could cover the U.S.’s entire poverty-focused foreign assistance budget for 2014.”

Delaware: The US corporate secrecy haven Transparency International
The USA is ranked 3rd in the 2015 Financial Secrecy Index

“Belgium is not the big fish” De Standaard
Interview with TJN research director Alex Cobham, on state aid and clawing back tax from multinationals. 

Eurodad media statement in response to Commissioner Vestager announcement that Belgian ‘Excess Profit’ scheme amounts to illegal state aid

Tax adviser to the stars jailed for five years for tax evasion Accountancy Age

Ex-mayor of Marbella pleads guilty over Sir Sean Connery villa tax fraud The Local



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