Thursday, November 14, 2013

Links Nov 14

Bank Records Sought in Offshore Tax Inquiry Dealb%k
See also: Banking's Dirty Secret: The Offshore Gusher The Street

Automatic information exchange – but properly done alliance sud

The Champion Countries of Financial Secrecy  L'Humanité (In French)
Another example of the worldwide reporting on the 2013 Financial Secrecy Index. See also: Report: Samoa remains a top secret tax haven Samoa News, Switzerland Most Secretive Financial Place; India Ranks 32nd The Hindu, and Worst Tax Havens Listed maailma (In Finnish)

Illicit financial flows — A massive transfer of wealth from poor to rich eudevdays .eu / Financial Transparency Coalition

Probe into Global Witness Video still ongoing The Edge Malaysia
For original story, see Corruption in Malaysia, Singapore exposed as investigation catches Sarawak’s ruling elite on camera

Egypt Backs Away From Progressive Tax Plans Tax-News

Blum presents ideas for Caribbean’s future at UCCI Cayman News Service
TJN-USA Chair Jack Blum, attorney and offshore expert, is guest speaker in the University College of the Cayman Islands' Distinguished Lecture Series

Delaware launches incorporation website globally Delaware Online

Africa/Françafrique: CP: Sherpa lodges a complaint against a subsidiary of BNP Paribas Monaco Mediapart (In French)
Sherpa filed a complaint against the BNP Paribas Wealth Management Monaco to the Prosecutor of Paris for fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.

Swiss accounts: Pakistan strives to bring back money from Swiss banks The Express Tribune

India: Token measure Frontline
"Switzerland signs a multilateral convention on administrative assistance in tax matters, but will it help procure information on illicit fund flows from India to the tax haven?See also earlier blog on a Frontline piece, interview with Swiss banking whistleblower Rudolf Elmer.

Cyprus has been most favoured tax haven among those investing in India

Mauritius to set up Serious Fraud Office; strengthen regulator The Economic Times

GCC Has 61 Private Banks – New Report Gulf Business
"The GCC market for private banking services is complex, fragmented and opaque,”

Hanging Together: A Multilateral Approach to Taxing Multinationals Social Science Research Network
Paper by University of Michigan Law Professor Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

Denmark: Ministry launches offensive against tax avoidance The Copenhagen Post

Apple's Italian offshoot faces tax probe The Guardian
Company's HQ in Milan raided as Italy cracks down on multinational tax arrangements

Controversy as Vodafone books £18bn credit from tax losses The Independent
Phone giant denies dodging tax as Luxembourg structure comes under fire again

Are accountants or tax lawyers right? Do we ignore intra-group intangibles, or not? Tax Research UK

Grant Thornton Ordered to Pay $100 Million in Tax Shelter Lawsuit Accounting Today

Madoff Ex-Accountant Tells Jury Aide Helped Fudge Taxes Bloomberg Businessweek

Tax Incentives That Aren't Incentives At All Tax Analysts Blog

Taking A Hard Look At Democrats Never-Ending Search For Tax 'Loophole' Closers Forbes
See also: New Poll Shows Americans Strongly Want to Close Tax Loopholes Benefiting the Rich and Corporations in Next Budget Deal Americans for Tax Fairness

JPMorgan's #AskJPM Twitter Q&A Canceled After Backlash Huffington Post
See also: JPMorgan’s Fruitful Ties to a Member of China’s Elite Dealb%k


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