Links Jan 30
Hartnett’s back – at HSBC Tax Research UK
Following the bank’s $1.9bn settlement of money-laundering allegations late last year, Dave Hartnett, former head of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), appointed to a group that will head a new financial crime committee.
Jersey agrees that a new European Union Savings Tax Directive is inevitable – and it will have to comply Tax Research UK
Switzerland Nutures Tax Relations At World Economic Forum Tax-News
Swiss government pays HMRC £340million in tax deal The Telegraph
However, see List of killer loopholes in the Swiss "Rubik" agreements
Google will not oppose clampdown on tax avoidance, chairman says Guardian
Dutch tax haven has 20,000 letter-box companies including U2's FinFacts
Hat tip: Offshore Watch
Belgian monarchy rocked by Queen’s tax avoidance plans National Secular Society
Tax tricks as an exclusion criterion for sustainable investments ecoreporter (In German & subscription required)
On how sustainability-oriented investors and sustainability analysts now include tax avoidance as unethical behaviour within criteria for selection of investments.
Use of tax havens by U.S. global companies on the rise: report Reuters
More on a report by The Congressional Research Service (linked yesterday).
Who Pays? Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
A new report on regressive U.S. taxes.
Obama Administration Fails to Prosecute Banking Fraud to "Save the System" The Real News
Interview with James S. Henry, author of TJN's report The Price of Offshore, Revisited.
The Untouchables Frontline - PBS
An investigation into why Wall Street’s leaders have escaped prosecution for any fraud related to the sale of bad mortgages.
Who Runs The World? Solid Proof It's A Core Group Of Wealthy Elitists Investing.com