Links Feb 26

We’re letting oil, gas and minerals firms off far too lightly on tax The Guardian
See also: EITI: Just a whitewash mechanism for extractive companies? (in Spanish) TJN Latin America & Caribbean

Questions on Panama company and New Zealand trust set-up for Malta’s energy minister Malta Today
Cites TJN’s Financial Secrecy Index 

Former Rousseff Aide Wanted for Corruption Surrenders to Brazilian Police Latin America Herald Tribune
“…accused of taking part in a kickback scheme through offshore tax havens”

UBS investigated for tax fraud and money laundering in Belgium BBC News

Illicit Financial Flows: A Trip Down Asia Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA)

Zimbabwe: U.S $2billion Capital Flight Migraine allAfrica / Financial Gazette

Tax Havens are among us Bez (in Spanish)
Cites TJN’s Financial Secrecy Index 

Tax Loopholes For Rich Cost Canada $16 Billion A Year: Study Huffington Post

Bermuda aims to attract more hedge funds The Royal Gazette
Bermuda was industry “leader” until overtaken by Cayman with now nearly 11000 funds

Google tax deal sparks frustration as UK MPs struggle with information void The Conversation

UK: Tax Avoidance, Privatisation and the National Health Service Open Democracy

Big four accounting firms avoid scrutiny in multinational tax avoidance EconoTimes

Australia: Small businesses paying more tax than Uber The Sydney Morning Herald

U.S. – Romney: There’s a ‘bombshell’ in Trump’s tax returns The Hill
Rather ironic – see: Where the Money Lives, Vanity Fair, Nicholas Shaxson’s investigation into Mitt Romney’s tax affairs and offshore dealings (from July 2012)

Tax Breaks for Manufacturing…. Death? ITEP



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