The True Cost of Hidden Money – A Piketty Protégé’s Theory on Tax Havens The New York Times
“What’s beyond question is that there is no economic, political or moral justification for tax evasion – it exists only because of the political influence that wealth buys. A society that fails to fight widespread tax evasion proclaims its own corruption.” For TJN’s view on estimates of the funds hidden in tax havens see here and here.
Petition against the Brazilian World Cup tax breaks: Fifa’s Games
Sign the petition, and see recent blog Brazilians will pay heavily for FIFA’s “obscene” tax abuses
NGOs accuse Glencore of human rights violations swissinfo
Corporate ‘inversions’ are destroying the tax base The Conversation
Prem Sikka points out “People can raze mountains, divert rivers, clear forests and give subsidies, grants and preferential loans as a welcome to corporations, but the companies themselves don’t have any loyalty to communities or the nation-states which nurture them. Their sole concern is profits, and they are off as soon as they can find a better financial deal.” Prem outlines what can be done to redress this situation.
US Congress to deny federal contracts to Bermuda-based offshore companies — plan The Royal Gazette
See also recent blog Insurance sector seeking to trick the OECD with giant secrecy loophole?, and Cash hits back at Maher over Bermuda ‘rant’ The Royal Gazette – officials claim Bermuda is not a tax haven, but then they all say that.
Argentina vows to continue fight against ‘vulture funds’ Financial Times Financial Times (paywall)