Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Links Sep 18

Ireland is no tax haven, says Trinity College Dublin professor Irish Times
This professor, meanwhile, 'counsels' caution in taking steps to curb Ireland's erosion of other countries' tax bases (a.k.a. 'being a tax haven'.)  Does any of this sound familiar?

Directors don't have a duty to avoid tax realbusiness
Some very good points raised here, discussing this formal legal opinion. See our response here.

Thabo Mbeki to Chair a High Level Meeting On Illicit Financial Flows on 19th and 120th September allAfrica

ECOFIN Ministers Discuss Tax Compliance With OECD Tax-News

The Robbery of the Century : Tax Evasion Maha Productions
Extract of new documentary being shown on Arte. See also write-up in Evasion fiscale, le hold-up du si├Ęcle Le Monde

Welcome to the next major global tax haven Gulf Times

France mulls tax law to encourage 'snitching' The Local
French tax evaders may have their jail time cut by half if they are willing to snitch on other French tax evaders.

Orange (ex France Telecom) paid no French tax on profits over 10 years bfmtv (In French)

Tax breaks lead to Tanzania missing out on revenue from mining companies The East African

Jailed ex-governor hid assets in Nigeria's Oando - British prosecutor Reuters
Money passed from the oil company's accounts to Ibori's Swiss accounts.

Channel Islands-UK relationship 'an ongoing process' BBC"Progress is being made in convincing UK politicians the Channel Islands are not "tax havens", Guernsey's chief minister has said." See also BVI Premier Responds To UK PM's Tax Haven Comments Tax-News. For more news reports on this topic see Financial Secrecy Media Monitor .  Note our comment about Britain no longer having any tax havens.

Washington's Contradictory Policy on Tax Avoidance truth-out

Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be Forbes

Tuesday Tax Trade-off: Food for Low-income Families vs. Tax Subsidies for CEO Bonuses Americans for Tax Fairness

Canada: Offshore tax dodgers coming under greater pressure CBC News

Roger Jenkins - Confessions of a Finance Shark GQ France (In French)
Interview with the former head of Barclays' controversial tax avoidance unit

Gavin Masterton and the riddle of Charlotte 18 Ian Fraser's Blog
A tale of Scottish football and the British Virgin Islands.

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