Thursday, July 11, 2013

Links Jul 11

French HSBC tax case report reveals $5 billion in Swiss funds Reuters
See also: Everything has been done to hush up the affair of HSBC tax evaders Interview with Hervé Falciani, Libération (In French)

Switzerland: Inheritance tax deal signed with France swissinfo

Swiss Insurers May Be Next in U.S. Crackdown on Tax Evasion Insurance Journal

Russia convicts dead lawyer of tax evasion Al Jazeera
Court delivers guilty verdict for whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky

Russia passes money-laundering law Russia Beyond the Headlines
The government encroaches on banking privacy, in an attempt to fight money laundering and tax evasion. Experts believe the new legislation brings Russia closer to the “civilized world.”

Singapore finance minister urges U.S. and Europe to harmonize financial rules Reuters

BVI Issues Action Plan On Transparency Tax-News

Tanzania: TRA Sets Goals, Aims to Curb Tax Evasion allAfrica

Buy a football club, and you have a money-laundering and embezzlement machine at your disposal
The Economist

Botswana: Net closes in on tax evaders Mmegi

Senator joins network advocating for financial transparency Ottawa Citizen
A Liberal senator whose name has been attached to an offshore tax haven has been elected to sit on an international board that advocates for greater transparency among the world’s financial institutions.

Berlusconi's Supreme Court Tax Fraud Trial Appeal Set for July 30 Hollywood Reporter

Unlikely partners: Artworks used to create slush funds The Korea Herald

Have tax havens had their day in the sun? fundweb

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