Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Links Apr 24

Africa: Tax Havens and Africa - Will the G8 Deal With the Real Issue? AllAfrica

Corrupt Angola debt deal exposes EU tax havens EurActiv
Millions of dollars were transferred through banks based in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Cyprus, the Netherlands, the British Virgin Islands and the Isle of Man to the benefit of powerful Angolan and Russian figures

Is the OECD about to fail to address tax abuse, yet again? The omens are not good Tax Research UK

Bahamas' 27 Tax Deals Face New G-20 Pressures Tribune242
" ... our ultimate fate will continue to depend on how we adjust our business model to meet the needs of the international community in an environment of cross-border co-operation and automatic exchange of information".

EU tells neighbours tax "transparency" is way forward Europe Online Magazine

EC steps up its bid to halt tax evasion Irish Examiner

Finnish Finance Minister Calls State-Owned Postal Company’s Links to Tax Havens 'Repulsive' ICIJ

Dozens of Korean names in leaked data on tax havens: ICIJ Yonhap New Agency

Tax havens are key to many tax evasion schemes - Russian Audit Chamber  RAPSI - Russian Legal Information Agency

Moscow court issues arrest warrant for Magnitsky’s boss Browder RT

Spain ‘focused’ on Gibraltar tax regime Gibraltar Chronicle

Singapore the new Switzerland? Rich turn to Asian havens Crikey / SmartCompany

Swiss bank EFG International's UK arm fined for lax money-laundering checks The Guardian
EFG is the third bank to be penalised in the UK over money-laundering controls

France probes HSBC tax fraud claims Telegraph

Germany's Opposition Challenge Tax Amnesty Regulation Tax-News

Top soccer manager's secret Swiss account stuns Germany Reuters

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill scolded by judge as sentencing in tax case delayed The Times-Picayune

Italy Minister Used Offshore Funds to Buy Home, Il Sole Says Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Reporting on tax dodging by Italian Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli, who has "led a crackdown on tax evasion"

Bilalov suspected of organizing large-scale tax evasion scheme with hajj tours interfax
Ex-President of the Russian Olympic Committee Akhmed Bilalov is suspected of tax evasion through a travel agency organizing Muslim pilgrimage tours.

Distressed loan investors see buried treasure in Puerto Rico’s tax haven Financial Times

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