UN urges US to not exploit American Samoa The Guam Daily Post
‘The United Nations has “strongly urged” the United States to refrain from using American Samoa as, among other things, a tax haven’. A significant shift? Development policy guidance recognises that tax havenry hurts the local population.
Luxembourg Frieden says government should lower taxes for companies, private individuals Luxemburger Wort
‘…says Luxembourg must become more competitive when it comes to taxes’. Read about the Race to the Bottom, here.
The West and the Narrative of ‘African corruption’ Review of African Political Economy
Pakistan: Swiss safe haven The News International
Swiss assistance possible even with stolen banking data swissinfo
‘Switzerland’s Supreme Court has ruled that authorities can give legal assistance to France on suspected tax dodgers even if the client’s bank details were stolen from UBS France.’ (We would rather say ‘leaked’ than ‘stolen’). See also: UBS French Unit Faces Witness-Tampering Probe After Tax Case Bloomberg
U.S.: Wealthy Would Get Billions in Tax Cuts Under Obamacare Repeal Plan The New York Times
‘‘The rich have the lawyers’: Professional classes ‘enabled’ Panama Papers tax evasion scandal’ CommonSpace
Read about Enablers and Intermediaries here.
Statement on EITI Project-Level Reporting Requirement and Azerbaijan Suspension National Resource Governance Institute