Links Feb 1

Book launch: Inequality, uncounted
By TJN’s research director Alex Cobham

Malawi: ActionAid urges UK to rethink colonial-era tax deal which slashes money for health care and education The Independent

Ecuador parliament debates law to prevent tax evasion on gains from bequests STEP
“The main aim of the law is to prevent the evasion of income tax through the transfer of assets into societies, non-profit entities, trusts and similar instruments irrespective of whether they are in Ecuador, nil or low-tax jurisdictions.”

Corporate tax: Going after Google The Economist
“The problem is that the OECD approach maintains a damaging fiction which is ingrained in the current system”. See also: Corporation tax is like democracy: the worst way of taxing companies bar all the others we’ve tried Tax Research UK

Apple may owe Ireland $19 billion, but Ireland doesn’t want the money. Here’s why. The Washington Post

Critics Attack EU Commission’s New Plan to Curb Tax Avoidance Euro Insight

Juncker backs forcing multinational companies to publish their tax bills EurActiv

Global Witness Report Describes Lawyers’ Advice on Moving Suspect Funds Into U.S. The New York Times

Cheap cab ride? You must have missed Uber’s true cost The Guardian
“When tech giants such as Google and Uber hide their wealth from taxation, they make it harder for us to use technology to improve services.”

A solution to corporate tax dodging? Left Foot Forward
By TJN Senior Adviser Prem Sikka

Thirteen years after I created it George Osborne adopts country-by-country reporting Tax Research UK

Zero tax bill for UK big six The Sunday Times (paywall)

The Observer view on Google and corporate tax


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Event: Making Tax Work for Women in the UK and Globally

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Historic event on women, human rights and tax justice in Bogota

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The Offshore Wrapper: the Panama Papers, one year on

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