Thursday, July 18, 2013

Links Jul 18

Tax dodging: we can, and should, do better The Guardian
Mark Zirnsak comments: "As sunlight is the best disinfectant to corruption, so transparency is one of the best deterrents to tax evasion. Australia shouldn't be afraid to demand even more."

U.S. Treasury's Lew: core of Dodd-Frank to be enacted by yr-end Reuters

Rwanda: What second life for Kigali's street vendors? The Africa Report
Cites Alvin Mosioma of Tax Justice Network-Africa: "While we support efforts by African governments such as Rwanda to expand their tax base to collect additional revenue, the focus actually should be on the big fish."

OECD plans attack on tax havens Deutsche Welle
Cites TJN-Germany's Markus Meinzer. See also Corporations oppose new tax laws Süddeutsche.de (In German)

Austria Faces Disappointment Over Swiss Tax Deal Tax-News

Bolivia: Tax Evasion JornadaNet (In Spanish)

French website Mediapart faces crippling judgment Committee to Protect Journalists
French website Mediapart faces crippling judgment. Judicial censorship, with an offshore twist.

Prosecutors Raid Home of Former South Korean President The New York Times

Korean tycoon Lee Jae Hyun who set up Hong Kong shell firms for tax dodging charged with plunder The Standard

Kyrgyzstan’s Dethroned “Prince” Has American Assets Frozen
 EurAsiaNet

The moral offensive against tax avoidance fundweb

Taye Taiwo charged with tax evasion in France StarAfrica
See also: Messi calm over tax evasion case The World Game

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