Links Jun 23

Defending public services together! PSI
“We need to ensure multinationals pay their fair share of tax and that governments use this revenue to drive public sector growth through investment in universal, quality public services”

Opinion for the public hearing of the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag – Impact of tax avoidance and evasion on developing countries TJN Germany Blog (In German)

The real threat to Britain’s borders is the flow of dirty money The Guardian
See also: Brexit: the Tax Justice Network backs Remain

Those who claim country-by-country reporting doesn’t provide useful information are not telling the truth Tax Research UK

McDonald’s Serves Up A Tax Whopper in Luxembourg Forbes

Hong Kong’s Richest Man Calls for Higher Tax Amid Wealth Gap Bloomberg

Secrecy law revamp well received by industry Cayman News Service

Shuttered Geneva Offices Show Impact of Lost Banking Secrecy Bloomberg

Federal Board of Revenue team to leave for Switzerland for talks on Pakistanis’ wealth stashed in Swiss banks Pakistan Today

UBS Gives IRS Records on U.S. Citizen’s Account in Singapore Bloomberg

Credit Suisse Tax Probe: US Probes Alleged Tax Dodging in Israel FX News Call

Credit Suisse Geneva Banker Said to Send Client Funds to Wife, and personal accounts in Monaco and Dubai Bloomberg

Ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty in tax fraud conspiracy Reuters

Serb tycoon jailed for five years for aiding tax evasion Reuters

Following the Money: Lessons from the Panama Papers, Part 1: Tip of the Iceberg Social Science Research Network

Deutsche says to expand into high net worth private banking in Asia Reuters

Asia-Pacific Wealth Exceeds North America’s for First Time Bloomberg

Asia’s heightened illicit-money scrutiny to hit small wealth managers Reuters



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