Thursday, November 28, 2013

Links Nov 28

EU nations reconsider disclosure of tax data MarketWatch

EU To Lobby Singapore, Australia On Tax Evasion Rules Law360
See also: European Commission - Directorate-General for Exte : Global dimension of Tax and Customs: Commissioner Šemeta in Asia and Australia 4-traders

Leaders to consult on beneficial ownership registry Compass Cayman

‘The Biggest Criminals Write Laws That Make Their Crimes Legal’ ICIJ

Switzerland's two biggest banks create joint lobby organisation swissinfo
Swiss banks Credit Suisse and UBS have launched the Swiss Finance Council in Brussels in a bid to “become more actively engaged” in European policy matters.

UBS Paris searched by police swissinfo

Vale to Pay $9.6 Billion Brazil Tax Bill After Big Discount The New York Times

Colombia: Government rejects tax amnesty, and costs up to $14million Portfolio.co (In Spanish)
Government rejects amnesty on repatriation of undeclared assets

Canada’s revenue agency struggling to keep up with rise in tax-haven cases, AG report says Financial Post

Jim Love, Canadian Mint chairman, helped run offshore 'tax-avoidance scheme' for clients CBC

Petition: Launch an inquiry into the relationship between UK parliament and City of London Treasure Islands Blog

UK: Alliance Boots under pressure on tax bill Financial Times
New research by the anti-poverty charity War on Want and the US labour federation Change to Win has triggered a complaint with the OECD, on one of the UK’s oldest and most trusted high street brands.

Tax avoidance more worrying than excess pay – Ipsos MORI Accountancy Live
Hat tip: Offshore Watch

Silvio Berlusconi ousted from Italian parliament after tax fraud conviction The Guardian

Secret financial records revealed ABC
ICIJ director Gerard Ryle discusses the Offshore Leaks investigation

Japan: Secrecy law stirs fear of limits on freedoms Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

Pope Francis’s condemnation of economic inequality falls on deaf ears in Washington The Washington Post

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