Links - December 13, 2010
‘People to stop paying power bills if tax evasion continues’ - The News.
Pakistan's answer to UKUncut? Imran Khan on Sunday hinted at giving a call to the public to stop paying electricity bills if the ruling elite and the friendly opposition persisted with tax evasion and imposition of the proposed Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST.) Tax justice is spreading. Hat tip: Offshore Watch.
Foreign firms to be caught in Jersey tax net - Jersey Evening Post. Under Jersey’s current zero-ten tax regime, Jersey companies pay tax, but foreign non-finance firms pay nothing on what they earn in the Island. But following a debate during day four of the Budget yesterday, States Members agreed that foreign non-finance firms should be forced to contribute to the States’ coffers by January 2012. TJN's Senior Adviser Richard Murphy has been leading the debate on this - and been widely scoffed at for saying so. He has now, it seems, been proved right. With more detail here.
EU flexes its muscles against tax fraudsters - Swissinfo
Tax protest turns Vodafone's smile upside down - Guardian. Nice.
Lobbying for Tax Benefits Yields 22,000% Return on Investment - via TaxProf. An empirical analysis by Raquel Meyer Alexander and Stephen W. Mazza & Susan Scholz (University of Kansas.)
India Investigating Illicit Use of Offshore Companies - Taxation Information. Though one should bear this in mind.