Links Jan 31
By Nicolas Colin, author of a controversial new report commissioned by the French Government about the tax system and the digital economy.
Zurich Looking At Multinational Tax Tax-News
Tax authorities in the Swiss canton of Zurich are said to be in negotiations with Google, demanding that the US Internet giant pay more in tax, suggesting that Switzerland, like other European countries, is rethinking the way in which multinationals are taxed.
Nokia suspected of flouting transfer pricing rules too The Hindu Business Line
Italy Scours Deals Abroad for Elusive Tax Revenue The Wall Street Journal
Dutch tax haven has 20,000 letter-box companies including U2's FinFacts
Cyprus Rejects Calls for More Action on Money Laundering Bloomberg
Hong Kong needs increased vigilance over money laundering South China Morning Post
Charles Abugre: My image of Africa Socialist Worker
UK: MPs press accountants on tax avoidance Reuters
MPs grilled senior tax officials from leading accounting firms on Thursday over their role in helping big companies avoid tax, and said they could be banned from government contracts because of their tax work.
UK: David Cameron accused of double standards by keeping Google head as adviser despite corporate tax avoidance allegations levelled at the company The Independent
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Slams UK Anti-Avoidance Plans Tax-News
U.S.:Senate crusader seeks allies in war against corporate tax loopholes Reuters
U.S. Is Preparing More Tax-Evasion Cases The Wall Street Journal
New SEC Chief Mary Jo White Thinks the Government Should Bring Cases – 'To A Point' Rolling Stone/Taibblog
Video - Two comedians go to the Caymans to investigate offshore tax shelter accounts like Mitt Romney's.