Links Feb 14
The 39th Globalization Lecture - Can we make Tax Justice fun? Tegenlicht (In Dutch)
Event on 21 March, on the Netherlands as a tax haven. Presenters to include Alvin Mosioma of TJN-Africa.
Hong Kong Gazettes Trust Law Reform Tax-News
"The bill, if passed, will bolster the competitiveness of Hong Kong's trust services industry and attract settlors to set up trusts in Hong Kong"
Germany: Merkel Seeks End to Corporate Tax Havens in Election Fight Bloomberg
Germany Benefits From Switzerland's Group Request Concession Tax-News
Australia mining tax working, despite teeth-gnashing Reuters
UK: A cautious welcome for the government’s tax and procurement scheme: if it says tax avoidance does not pay it will work Tax Research UK
UK: Right and left united over tax avoidance BBC
U.S.: The Convergence of George Will and Sherrod Brown The New York Times
More on the uniting of left and right, here for breaking up the country's largest banks.
U.S.: Yes, Virginia, the Rich Continue to Get Richer: the Top 1% Got 121% of Income Gains Since 2009 Naked Capitalism
On a new paper, Striking it Richer:The Evolution of Top Incomes in the United States(Updated with 2011 estimates), by Emmanuel Saez
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Barred From $199 Million of Foreign Tax Credit Bloomberg
Silicon Valley firms shelter assets overseas, slash U.S. tax bill The Bay Citizen
Tech company rorts 'threaten global tax take' stuff.co.nz
The OECD intends to tackle tax avoidance by big business KEPA (In Finnish)
See also recent blog OECD unveils major (and welcome) report on corporate taxation
A banker's millions won't save a life Letter to The Guardian
As Nick Shaxson says, This might be the best letter ever written about bankers’ bonuses.