Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Links Aug 7

Most of TJN's bloggers are currently away, so posting will be relatively limited for the time being.

Australia joins EU information sharing pilot to combat tax avoidance ZDNet

Norway Gets U.S. Help Chasing Citizens Dodging Income Law: Taxes Bloomberg Businessweek

Tax havens offer US multinationals a fantastic deal, and so will tax reform Quartz

Jazz Seen Next Target Amid Irish Deal Frenzy: Real M&A Bloomberg
An analyst quote: “It’s been sort of a feeding frenzy, ... I think some companies have just been screening for anything that has an Irish corporate tax structure." See also: Deal buzz: Alkermes, Jazz Pharma could beckon buyers in Irish tax haven FierceBiotech

Offshore Company Formations Have Slowed Tax-News

Jersey complies with the European Union Savings Tax Directive a decade late Tax Research UK

Canada Revenue Agency after offshore account holders Sun News
"KPMG is in a battle with the Canada Revenue Agency over trying to protect the identities of wealthy Quebec-based clients who they've sold offshore accounts to in the Isle of Man."

Eurozone-bound Latvia shrugs off talk of offshore paradise EUBusiness

Avoidance: symptom of cracks in world tax system Moscow News

Former Romanian MP arrested for theft of oil products and tax evasion Romania-Insider

Consulates and the Vatican in chaos as HSBC tells them to find another bank DailyMail

Chile judge closes Pinochet money probe Al Jazeera

Relief for Kenyans as amended VAT Bill is passed Standard

France warns of money laundering in vineyard sales to Chinese South China Morning Post
"Some of these buyers would use "complex judicial arrangements with holding companies located in fiscally privileged countries" to obtain these vineyards, making it difficult to establish the origin and the legality of the funds brought into France."

Tycoon’s Trials Rivet Serbia, Land of Graft The New York Times
"When Miroslav Miskovic posted a record $16 million bail late last month after spending more than seven months in jail on charges of fraud and tax evasion, the outsized sum solidified the reclusive 68-year-old tycoon’s reputation as one of the Balkans’ richest businessmen.

Bitcoin: Tax Evasion Currency Forbes

Swiss Cantonal Bank Cut by S&P Amid Risk of U.S. Legal Costs Bloomberg

Corporate bribery is about to get many millions of dollars more risky in Brazil Quartz

Squeaky-clean Singapore to replace head of anti-corruption unit Reuters


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