Thursday, January 31, 2013

Links Jan 31

Corporate Tax 2.0: Why France and the World Need a New Tax System for the Digital Age Forbes
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

Operation Caymans
Video - Two comedians go to the Caymans to investigate offshore tax shelter accounts like Mitt Romney's.


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