Friday, May 24, 2013

Links May 24

EU wants big companies to reveal national tax bills Reuters
See also: From January 2003 to May 2013 – progress with country-by-country reporting Tax Research UK, and EU on verge of "historic breakthrough" for tax justice Christian Aid, and The good, the bad and the indecisive: EU leaders put tax centre stage at summit Eurodad

HSBC faces court threat as deal on money laundering charges stalls The Guardian
A very important development - a move that could leave HSBC facing a criminal prosecution and the threat that its charter to do business in the US could be revoked.

How to take a serious bite out of corporate tax avoidance The Guardian
Prem Sikka: A new system of unitary taxation must be debated at the next G8 meeting. It isn't perfect, but it would be a huge step forward.

James S. Henry: The Bizarre Economics of Tax Havens and Pirate Banking TEDxRadboudU
TJN Senior Adviser James Henry is lead researcher of The Price of Offshore Revisited

Tax havens most dangerous scam in world economy – Professor Jeffrey Sachs Ghana Business News

Uganda: No tax holidays for investors under EAC New Vision
The Government will not offer tax holidays to firms seeking to invest in Uganda as the country joins the rest of East African countries in harmonising taxes in the region.

The Caribbean - Treasure islands in trouble The Economist
Britain’s Caribbean dependencies have been hurt by economic stagnation, the war on tax havens and their own fiscal recklessness and corruption

The G8 can eliminate hunger by ensuring tax fairness TJN Germany Blog (In German)
The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, has sent an open letter to the current chairman of the G8, UK Prime Minister David Cameron

Senate Hearing Demonstrates How U.S. Tax Rules Allow Apple (and Many Other Companies) to Use Offshore Tax Havens Citizens for Tax Justice

Companies and tax - Cook lightly grilled The Economist
The testimony on Capitol Hill by Apple’s boss made the case for corporate tax reform in more ways than one

Jersey, Guernsey Reply To Cameron Over Tax Info Exchange Tax-News


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