Links Jan 13

EC tax ruling: Belgian opportunity, big 4 at risk? Uncounted

LuxLeaks whistleblowers thanked as tax probes continue ICIJ
See also: LuxLeaks” trial to start on April 26th – Petition update on Support Antoine Deltour!

U.S. Will Track Secret Buyers of Luxury Real Estate The New York Times
Treasury Department initiative will “shine a light on the darkest corner of the real estate market: all-cash purchases made by shell companies that often shield purchasers’ identities.”

Uganda determined not to let expected oil cash trickle away The Guardian

Greece Imposes Heavy Fine to Multinational Mining Company Prensa Latina
Accused of “not paying taxes to Greece since 2007”

Greece: ‘Lagarde List’ Scandal Takes a New Twist Greek Reporter
See also: Greece: Dozens of suspected tax cheats to receive summons eKatherimerini

U.S.: Congress got it wrong on unjustified corporate tax loopholes The Hill
Op-ed by Levin and Avi-Yonah

Swiss banker Eric Sarasin settles German tax probe Reuters

Tax-Dodging Microsoft Should Not Be Honored at SOTU Huffington Post

Offshore asset holders urged to come clean over tax debts Financial Times (paywall)
“Individuals with undeclared assets left stranded offshore by the closure of a favourable settlement window are being urged to come forward voluntarily to the UK tax authority or risk the threat of prison.”

The Guardian view on taxing big business: let’s end the race to the bottom



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