Thursday, December 05, 2013

Links Dec 5

Australia To Push For G20 Tax Action Tax-News

Fighting Tax Evasion and Avoidance: A year of progress European Commission Press Release

As FATCA nears, US is accused of hypocrisy in attacking offshore secrecy while keeping its own ACFCS

Switzerland Agrees Next Steps For Tax Compliance Tax-News

More countries, including Malta, sign up to automatic tax information exchange pilot Malta Independent
More on a story linked previously

Update - Lobbyists For The Havens: ICIJ’s Guide To The Offshore System’s Defenders

Presidential Advisor: Iran to Set Up Offshore Banks in Free Zones FARS

Anonymous companies: How secretive shell companies are a major barrier in the fight against poverty and what to do about it - German language version Global Witness

Mexico - SAT must name public organizations that have been exempted from income tax STEP
Report in Spanish here

Tax row: Income tax department rejects Nokia India’s offer to pay Rs 2,250 crore The Financial Express

IBM launches legal challenge against India tax claims Financial Times (paywall)

Cyprus relents, agrees to renegotiate tax treaty Business Standard
India blacklisted the country last month for not sharing info

Multinationals Confront Increased Tax Audit Risk Forbes
Hat tip: Offshore Watch

Update - Prosecutors search Commerzbank in tax evasion probe Reuters

Cayman news: Financial industry concerned about high licensing and work permit fees Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

Employees of Tax Department Accused for Tax Evasion Greek Reporter

More work needed on money laundering, says Roux The IrishTimes
"Ireland has some way to go to comply with an EU anti-money laundering (AML) directive, according to Cyril Roux, the new deputy governor and head of regulation at the Central Bank of Ireland."


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