Links Feb 8

EU proposals will force multinationals to disclose tax arrangements The Guardian

How to cut through the problem of multinationals’ tax dodging The Independent
See also our report Ten Reasons to Defend the Corporate Income Tax 

Indonesian Tycoons Find Tax Haven in Singapore Fair Observer

Video: Guatemalans speak out for tax justice Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Scrap high-denomination banknotes, urges ex-bank boss The Guardian
See also: The move against high denomination bank notes gathers momentum Tax Research UK, and our recent blog Big Bills: how our central banks nurture money launderers and kleptocrats 

Luxembourg to invest in space-based asteroid mining Space News
“Vice Prime Minister Etienne Schneider says Luxembourg will offer regulatory and financial incentives to space resource-mining companies” – though “cautioned that Luxembourg is not offering tax haven-type advantages”

French tax fraud trial of disgraced former minister Cahuzac opens The Guardian
“Jérôme Cahuzac, chosen by François Hollande to clamp down on tax avoidance, admitted he hid €600,000 in Swiss bank account”

HSBC ‘to stay in London’ as board meets for final decision on HQ The Telegraph

Mega-rich homes tour puts spotlight on London’s oligarchs The Guardian
See also the video London’s Oligarch Bus Tour Radio Free Europe, plus Nicholas Shaxson’s March 2013 Vanity Fair article A Tale of Two Londons, and our recent blog From Russia with cash: the London laundry exposed  

Google tax deal under fire as it emerges figure included share options scheme The Guardian
“What was already a poor deal for the government is now looking even worse”: Richard Murphy.




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