Thursday, February 14, 2013

Links Feb 14

Switzerland - FATCA Tax compliance deal signed with US swissinfo

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.

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