Links Jan 22

Governments need to get out of their “cosy bed” with business, says Oxfam chief euronews

Apple Steps Up Lobbying Efforts Against European Tax Probe Bloomberg
Cites TJN’s research director Alex Cobham

Ireland: State may not get any Apple tax haul The Irish Examiner

Number of Offshore IPOs reaches 5-year high Cayman Reporter

Antigua & Barbuda abolishes personal income tax Jamaica Observer
“Antigua and Barbuda will become a competitive location to attract the headquarters of companies and for professionals to relocate…”. On competition, see Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

Leaked proposal: Plugging up the LuxLeaks Financial Times
“Pierre Moscovici, the EU’s tax policy chief, is set to unveil a flurry of proposals … Moving on from an era where governments aggressively compete with one another to attract multinationals into a new era where they work together to make sure companies pay their fair share has always proven harder. The Moscovici plans will be one litmus test of how serious they really are.”

GE And The Rise – And Perils – Of Too Big To Tax cognoscenti / wbur

The Kleptocrat in Apartment B The New Yorker
See also our recent blog Some (minor) useful developments in the United States

U.S.: Good Government Developments in the Tax World The Tax Analysts Blog

Former Bayern president Uli Hoeness set for early release after tax conviction The Guardian




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