Links Jun 22
Jun 21 - "Members of parliament from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) and Members of the European Parliament supported key Eurodad demands on tax when they adopted a resolution on the social and environmental impact of mining in developing countries at the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU JPA), in Denmark end May."
Kenya: Executives Set to Pay for Tax Evasion allAfrica
Jun 21 - "Directors and senior management will now be personally liable for tax offences committed by the firms they work for and will be compelled to pay any dues to Kenya Revenue Authority if such offences are proven."
Jun 21 - Update on Switzerland and FATCA. "The Swiss Bankers Association said it welcomed the move, particularly the fact that banks would be able to hand over data directly to the US authorities and not via the government as in the solution proposed with five European states."
Jun 22 - On how: "Singapore is also beating Switzerland at its own game - on taxes."
Jun 21- More news on emerging tax dodging scandals of public figures - the government may now be "preparing to abandon plans for David Cameron and senior ministers to disclose their tax returns." (See earlier blog on this story). Interesting to compare with the culture and practice in Finland on public disclosure of taxes paid.
Jun 22 - An intriguing exchange between Nick and Anthony Travers OBE, currently chairman of the Cayman Islands stock exchange, who has been "leading a one-man protest movement against Treasure Islands for quite some time. Some illuminating points emerge.
Jun 22 - Records released following an FOI request show the Cayman Islands public purse is being charged a significant amount by Lord Blelncathra, for playing a role promoting the Cayman financial services industry. See earlier report by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism here.