Friday, November 15, 2013

Links Nov 15

Financial Secrecy and the Commitment to Development Index Center for Global Development

Britain controls largest financial secrecy network – index Thomson Reuters
Another example of the worldwide reporting on the 2013 Financial Secrecy Index. See also: Latin America Is The Second Region In The World With The Highest Percentage Of Tax Evaders International Business Times, and ‘Web of financial secrecy’: Britain, satellites dominate tax haven rating RT, and Tax Justice Network again names Switzerland 'most secretive' International Adviser, and Australia lagging on curbing tax evasion, while Hong Kong and Singapore are becoming more secretive Business Day

The end of bank secrecy in Liechtenstein? 4 reasons not to celebrate yet Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

Andorra Signs OECD Mutual Tax Assistance Convention Tax-News

Hungary Latest To Sign OECD Tax-Avoidance Agreement Law360
See also: Hungary deepens commitment to fight offshore tax avoidance and evasion

Tax Wizardry Accomplished With an Offbeat Merger Dealb%k

Bankers' lawsuit jeopardizes U.S. tax dodger crackdown: lawyers Reuters

Latest update: Release Of Offshore Records Draws Worldwide Response ICIJ

South Africa: NGO highlights tax avoidance Business Report
"Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s insistence on the need to ensure companies in Africa pay their fair share of tax comes just weeks after UK-based NGO ActionAid released a damning report on a document issued by auditing and consultancy services group Deloitte, which advises companies on how to avoid paying tax on their African operations."

EU commissioner faces tax fraud charges in Belgium Finfacts Ireland

India: Cyprus to hold talks for removal of tax ‘non cooperation’ tag The Indian Express

Malta expected to sign US agreement regarding FATCA Times of Malta

U.S. Treasury signs pact with France for anti-tax evasion law Reuters

Singapore Nears FATCA Agreement With US Tax-News

Tanzania: Too Much Is Lost Via Tax Exemption Loopholes allAfrica

South Korea: Son of Hyosung chief quizzed over alleged tax evasion Yonhap News

Google Earth is helping the UK government spot tax fraud Network World

Boeing, Recipient of the Largest State Tax Subsidy in History, Paid Nothing in State Corporate Income Taxes Over the Past Decade Citizens for Tax Justice

Feds expand hunt for offshore tax evaders CNBC

Canadian-German arms lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber convicted of tax evasion The Globe and Mail

Tax Shelters: Risky Business Forbes

Dolce and Gabbana File Appeal Vogue


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