Friday, April 19, 2013

Links Apr 19

Following the Money Trail to Fight Terrorism, Crime and Corruption International Network for Economics and Conflict

Tax reform as a prerequisite for development assistance The Guardian
Head of Burundi's new revenue authority, applauds the UK government's decision to make further aid flows to Pakistan conditional on the basis tax reform, but says more needs to be done

Charities say graft, tax evasion hold back poor countries' development Reuters

African countries urged to rethink use of mineral revenues for poverty reduction Mining Weekly

Watchdog says $88 million missing in Congolese mining taxes Reuters

Ghana - South Africa: Gold shines on The Africa Report
Despite attempts by the government to get more revenue from the sector, multinational mining companies are still keen on Ghana's prospects.

Special Report - The battle for the Swiss soul Reuters

French tax probe eyes 353 prospective UBS clients Reuters

Disgraced French tax tsar offers mea culpa on TV The Guardian
Jérôme Cahuzac explains 'mad mistake' over hidden Swiss account in surprise interview and resigns as an MP

Credit Suisse targeted in German tax evasion raids The Local
See also: Germans use Swiss bank data for new tax raids

Deal on the table in U.S.-Swiss tax dodger dispute Reuters

Fresh US tax cheat charges hit banking sector swissinfo

"What Keeps You Awake At Night?” - Security Issues Underscored By BVI Data Leak WealthBriefing

Campaigners seek to reopen Angola inquiry swissinfo
Angolan anti-corruption campaigners have filed a criminal complaint to the Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office, asking for an earlier investigation to be reopened into a deal which allegedly robbed Angola of more than $700 million

Truth and lies in the Cayman Islands: Tax haven’s former police chief calls for corruption inquiry documents to be released The Independent

The flying taxman: Bank secrecy is dying in Europe—thanks mainly to America The Economist
Richard Murphy comments: The world’s opinion on tax havens has changed, and the Economist has been the barometer of that change

The 'who's who' of European tax havens Deutsche Welle

Curacao Overhauls Its Land Tax Regime Tax-News
See recent Tax Justice Focus on land value taxation

Dunne Welcomes New Zealand Evasion Crackdown Revenue Take Tax-News

Number of Czech firms with owners in tax havens drops after years Prague Daily Monitor

Europe's fight against tax havens still has far to go Expatica

FATCA – Countries In And Out Of The Tax Network iExpats

Big Banks Worth More to Investors Broken Up  The Big Picture / Washington's Blog

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