Links Mar 8

Time To Kill Corporate Tax? Tax-News
See also our report Ten Reasons to Defend the Corporate Income Tax  

ECOFIN agreement a missed chance, campaigners say Financial Transparency Coalition

E.U. Ministers Agree to Share Tax Details on Multinationals The New York Times
See also: European Council – Corporate tax avoidance: Council agrees its stance on the exchange of tax-related information on multinationals

Ex-Goldman Banker to Malaysia Fund Subpoenaed in U.S. Probe Bloomberg

CEPAL publishes study on tax evasion in Latin America TJN Latin America & Caribbean (In Spanish)

Tax evasion makes Latin America the world’s region of highest inequality Revista Economía Crítica (In Spanish)

Tax evasion: war between multinational corporations and countries Revista Economía Crítica (In Spanish)

Brazil probing use of real estate to launder money siphoned from Petrobras Fox News Latino

Business from Russia part of future for Channel Islands Guernsey Isle News

Gambia Revenue Authority vows to fight tax evasion The Point

Companies Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court in $1.5 Billion Tax Cases Bloomberg
“The U.S. Supreme Court turned away appeals from three financial-services companies that sought to save a total of $1.5 billion by using a tax-avoidance strategy designed by Barclays Plc.”

Petition – Cadbury: I’m going Cadbury-free for Christmas until you start paying your UK corporation tax. SumOfUs

UK: Transport group Stagecoach loses court case over £11m tax avoidance scheme The Guardian

UK: Caffè Nero paid no corporation tax in the last financial year despite profit of £23.6m as sales surge This is Money

27 giant profitable companies paid no taxes USA Today



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