Links Jan 3

Voices in the Humanosphere 2016: How massive global tax avoidance fuels poverty
Interview with TJN’s chief executive Alex Cobham

Jean-Claude Juncker blocked EU curbs on tax avoidance, cables show The Guardian

Luxembourg to sharpen tax rules for intra-group financing Reuters

India: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)  wants corporate tax rate slashed to 18% in budget The Economic Times
Read on the Race to the Bottom, and Tax Wars: here.

Apple Said to Seek Lower Taxes to Start Manufacturing in India Bloomberg

Swiss Banking’s Emerging Markets Quagmire finews
Senior-level bankers ‘shut down objections from compliance staff’

United States winds up ‘Swiss Bank Program’ swissinfo
See also: U.S. Ends 4-Year Swiss Hunt With Paltry Reward finews

German Government Targets Offshore Tax Avoidance Tax-News

London Rolls Out the Blood-Red Carpet for Kleptocrats The New York Times

Law Firms’ Accounts Pose Money-Laundering Risk The Wall Street Journal

Tax competition can never be the basis for fair competition: Airbnb, Uber, Amazon and eBay please note Tax Research UK

Tax, not tech, gives Airbnb advantages in UK The Guardian
See also: How Taxpayers Subsidize AirBnB’s Cheap Prices naked capitalism

Google Lowered 2015 Taxes by $3.6 Billion Using ‘Dutch Sandwich’ Bloomberg

Tax giveaway for big banks truly shameful, says UK shadow chancellor McDonnell TheBelfast Telegraph

UK Introduces New Penalties For Tax Evasion ‘Enablers’ Tax-News

Shell companies: Wyoming, Nevada propose tightening rules that have allowed foreigners to hide money McClatchy DC


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