Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Links Apr 30

Luxembourg agrees to full automatic information exchange – removing obstacle on the path to beating tax fraud Tax Research UK

Austria Willing To Negotiate With EU On Banking Secrecy Tax-News

Austria: Tax fraud whistleblower says Innsbruck prosecutors hid data Austrian Times

Bank Secrecy law not important for over half Austrian Times

UN High Level Panel Chairman Visits Liberia allAfrica

Billionaire Dodges Argentina Tax Sending Cash to Holland Bloomberg

Wealthy Brazilians have 4th largest fortune in the world of tax havens Brasil Fator (In Portuguese)

Revealed: 'Sweetheart' tax deals each worth over £1bn The Guardian
See also:
  How HMRC treated its Goldman Sachs tax deal whistleblower as a criminal

Russian Money Laundering in London - A Modern Morality Tale Rowan's Blog

UK companies accused of money laundering in Magnitsky probe The Telegraph

Cayman Joining G5 Multilateral Tax Information Exchange Pilot Caribbean Journal

UK's biggest taxpayer, John Caudwell, on tax avoidance BBC

Helsinki wants common EU criteria on tax fraud prevention Helsinki Times

JPMorgan Chase’s record highlights doubts about big banks’ devotion to fighting dirty money flows ICIJ

U.S.: IRS may be missing offshore tax evasion -government watchdog Reuters
To avoid steep penalties for offshore tax evasion, some taxpayers are making "quiet disclosures" to the IRS, reporting for the first time offshore accounts that could appear to the IRS as newly opened accounts.

FATCA Sets Stage for EU Clamp Down on Tax Evasion CFO Insight
Hat tip: Offshore Watch

Belgium Offers Diamond Traders Tax Amnesty Deal Rough & Polished
The most notorious scandal in Belgium involving taxes on the diamond business is dates back to 2011, when Antwerp tax authorities announced that 800 diamond traders hid incomes amounting to $ 1 billion in a Swiss branch of HSBC.

World Bank announces EUR 70 million project to overhaul Romania’s tax system Romania-Insider

Deutsche Bank's Fitschen: Zero Tolerance for Tax Evasion-Report Fox Business

Paulson Reinsurer Lags Peers in Sales in First Year Bloomberg
On avoiding taxes on hedge fund earnings by routing money through a reinsurer


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