Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Links Oct 8

Greece retries journalist who leaked 'Lagarde list' of suspected tax evaders The Guardian
Kostas Vaxevanis published details of of more than 2,000 wealthy Greeks with cash deposits in Switzerland.

Shutdown slows U.S. bilateral talks to fight offshore tax dodgersSee also: Understanding the U.S. Government Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Debates Citizens for Tax Justice, and 'Congress all bribed, has zero confidence in eyes of American people'- World Bank whistleblower RT

Apple’s Tax Disclosures Cleared by SEC The Wall Street Journal

Switzerland news: Referendum on FATCA? Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

Switzerland: New legislation on restitution of dictators’ assets swissinfo

The Nigerian ex-politican, the wife of Tony Blair, and a Swiss private bank Ticino Online (In Italian)

Argentina Extends Foreign-Currency Tax Amnesty Amid Dollar Drought The Wall Street Journal

More international banks leaving Uruguay: “nobody wants to be the next HSBC” Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

Miami: Where Luxury Real Estate Meets Dirty Money The Nation

European Tax Commissioner Šemeta Talks Tax Harmonization Tax-News

Nicolas Sarkozy corruption charges dropped The Guardian

Britain’s explosive shell companies Private Eye
On the role of shell companies in arming Syria's Assad.

Labuan Passes 10,000th Company Milestone Tax-News
As a reminder, see also recently linked article A Tiny Malaysian Island Has Quietly Become A Favorite New Global Tax Haven Worldcrunch

Myanmar’s top companies under investigation for tax evasion Eleven

Vietnam: Agencies seem powerless to prevent transfer pricing Vietnamnet

Bangladesh: Anti-Corruption Commission begins offshore company probe

Is Mauritius a tax haven? The Africa Report
On the "no" side of the argument, "Mauritius's vice prime minister and finance minister Xavier-Luc Duval is emphatic: "We're not a tax haven because there is no secrecy" - note that TJN's Financial Secrecy Index ranks Mauritius towards the top end of the secrecy scale.

Transfer pricing in Africa – A balancing act Ghana Business News

Rwanda to reduce tax exemptions for businesses Africa Review

Brazil strikes foreign tax deal with companies Reuters

Investment opportunities await Kuwaiti investors in Cyprus Kuwait News Agency

Bermuda Offers Same-Day Fund Registration FINalternatives
"Want to establish a hedge fund in a hurry? Consider setting up shop in Bermuda."

Pension-Fund Looters Get Tax Breaks, Too Rolling Stone / Taibblog

FBI raid heralds campaign against Bitcoin tax evasion Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Swiss banks suspected of currency rate scam swissinfo


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