Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Links Oct 22

Australia targets tax crime through global data-sharing initiative futureGov

Another U.S. Whistleblower Behind Bars? Investor Jailed After Exposing Corrupt Azerbaijani Oil Deal Democracy Now
An intricate story of corruption, murky geopolitical undertones, and money laundering through shell companies.

German prosecutors search UBS's local offices in tax probe Reuters

Swiss banker arrest may be tip of iceberg swissinfo

Swiss watchdog chides three banks over Tunisia accounts Reuters

Impact of Tax Abuses On Poverty and Human Rights allAfrica
See also recent blog post on tax abuses and human rights here.

Commonwealth tax conference opens in Kigali The New Times

New Mexican tax laws to help prevent tax evasion STEP
See Spanish version here.

With FATCA still facing opposition in some quarters, US Treasury seeks to counter ‘myths’ ACFCS

Cayman company manager produced sham share register to protect client with huge debts in U.S. Offshore Alert
On Cayman company shenanigans, see also: Accused controls tax haven companies Sydney Morning Herald

Russian Court Rules Not to Reopen Posthumous Magnitsky Case Ria Novosti

UK: HMRC ‘particularly feeble’ over failure to close loophole The Independent

U.S.: Time for corporate tax reform The Hill

Initiatives Seek To Protect Anonymity Of Leakers ICIJ

So How Big a Deal is the Pending “$13 Billion” JP Morgan Settlement? naked capitalism

Are Cryptocurrencies 'Super' Tax Havens? Social Science Research Network
Hat tip: TaxProf. See also: Cybercriminals launder money using in-game currencies Wired, and The Secrets of Online Money Laundering Mashable

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