Friday, April 26, 2013

Links Apr 26

Resolution on Illicit Capital Flight from Africa African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Cameron, EU officials say time for curbs on tax evasion is now Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister called on the EU to use the impetus of the G8 summit in June to organise "radical" international action to crack down on tax evasion and avoidance.
See also: Cameron Sets Out Case For Global Anti-Avoidance Action Tax-News

Global Witness welcomes UK Prime Minister’s move to end anonymous shell companies

France, Germany Seek Tougher AML Regulations Tax-News
Germany and France have called for European anti-money laundering regulations to be toughened, as part of efforts to clamp down on tax evasion.


Swiss Banks 'Plundering German Treasury'
Der Spiegel

Global Witness welcomes UK's Serious Fraud Office announcement of formal investigation into Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC)
ENRC made large payments to offshore companies to purchase prize mining assets in Congo. The structure of these deals has meant that the Congo, which has the lowest GDP per capita in the world, may have foregone hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.


Through the G8, Canada can help Africa fight corruption The Globe and Mail
Canada isn’t only the G8’s key resource economy; it also co-chairs the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group.

Era of Big Oil Secrecy is Over Brookings

Mexico Hikes Royalties Tax On Mining Tax-News

Nigeria: Tax Evasion: Lagos Sues 20 Companies PM News

Developing countries have been suffering the effects of aggressive tax avoidance for decades This is Money

US Lets Swiss Banks, Accused of Aiding Tax Fraud, Avoid Prosecution with Fines The Real News
Interview with James Henry, lead researcher of The Price of Offshore Revisited


Europe continues to take notice and action after ICIJ 'Secrecy for Sale' investigation The Center for Public Integrity

'Big four' accountants 'use knowledge of Treasury to help rich avoid tax' The Guardian

Govt: Bermuda to help UK target tax evaders, fraud The Royal Gazette

Tax Avoidance: The Hidden Cost BBC Radio 4

Widow Gets Less Than Minute of Probation in U.S. Tax Case BloombergBusinessweek
See also: From 2 tax-evasion sentences, a lesson comes USA Today

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