Links Oct 10

Australia: Oil and gas tax may raise no extra revenue for decades ABC News
See also: Turnbull government called on to explain where Australia’s offshore gas wealth is going The Sydney Morning Herald

#Appletax ruling: “the need for a new way of taxing profits” ICRICT / Global Alliance for Tax Justice

eBay pays £1.1m UK tax on revenues it told US investors were £1.1bn The Guardian

The Consequences of Top-Down Economics Are Not Accidental — But There’s Cause for Hope A. R. Naraghi via medium.com

Singapore charges two Swiss bankers for alleged fraud & corruption in 1MDB Malaysian wealth fund scandal swissinfo

Swiss-based firms could be held to account for actions abroad swissinfo

UBS says Spain filed request for Swiss assistance in tax matters Reuters

South Africa’s Tax Amnesty ‘Began’ On October 1 Tax-News

Credit Suisse places five employees on leave over tax probe Reuters

Panama Papers: Pakistan’s Securities & Exchange Commission forms committee for investigation The Nation

‘There is a need for action:’ Europe debates #BahamasLeaks ICIJ
See also our earlier blog: UN rights experts on Leaks: What else do we need to know to take action?

Malta & Panama Papers: Audit into Minister Konrad Mizzi’s New Zealand trust ‘work in progress, studies completed’ Malta Today
See also: Panama Papers: Malta’ Prime Minister refuses to name firm auditing Mjnister Konrad Mizzi The Times of Malta, “KPMG report says New Zealand’s disclosure system is ‘perceived as inadequate’ “

The scandal of Scottish PFI projects moved to tax havens Herald Scotland

 

 


Related Posts

Swiss Politicians seek to block automatic exchange of banking information with developing countries

Photo by Pedro SzekelyCould we be seeing a return to the bad old days of Swiss Banking? A right wing party in Switzerland, the Swiss People’s Party, has launched an assault on the automatic exchange of banking information, according to Swiss Daily Newspaper Tages Anzeiger.

READ MORE →

The Offshore Wrapper – Data havens and new crackdowns on tax avoidance

Gorgeous Computer FixingsBelow is the text of the offshore wrapper,  a weekly roundup of news from the world of tax justice sent out to our mailing list. If you haven’t signed up yet and would like to receive the wrapper in your inbox every week – you can do so here.

READ MORE →

Open data for tax justice – designing a new CbCR database

OD4TJlogoThis week, TJN participated in a design sprint in London organised by Open Knowledge International. The purpose of the sprint was to bring together coders and tax justice advocates to start work on building a database for the new country by country reporting data that we hope will be released in the future, if public […]

READ MORE →

New research on key role major economies play in global tax avoidance

offshore-network_colorcorrectedAn important new study on Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs) from the University of Amsterdam has made some fascinating discoveries, challenging, as the Financial Secrecy Index has, the popular misconception that tax havens are only palm fringed little islands and exposing that in fact major economies play a key role in global tax avoidance. Specifically they’ve […]

READ MORE →

Launch of international research collaboration, #AltAusterity

alt austerityToday is the launch of #AltAusterity, a new, international research collaboration of which Tax Justice Network is a partner.  The project aims to stimulate public debate on the subject of austerity though high quality research. It is a response to the lack of evidence which has underpinned the current policy agenda on austerity. The project […]

READ MORE →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top