Monthly Archives:: May 2013

Links May 31

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Leading transparency campaigners welcome UN development report Global WitnessAustralia Publishes Tax Transparency Legislation Tax-NewsSee also: World’s big companies must be made to pay fair share of tax Sydney Morning Herald and Top firms’ tax haven l…

Lee Sheppard: Don’t sign OECD model tax treaties!

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Update: June 3. We now know that Sheppard wrote an article for Tax Analysts entitled How Can Vulnerable Countries Cope With Tax Avoidance? (p410) It covers the issues below more thoroughly, and contains much that is interesting and not covered in the b…

Links May 30

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Africa’s riches could ‘dwarf international assistance’: NGO EurActivIllicit financial flows have made Africa ‘a net creditor to the world’ The GuardianSemeta Says Some EU Nations Make It Too Easy To Avoid Tax BloombergSwiss want their banks to br…

Two superb articles on Google, Apple and tax

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Philip Stephens in the Financial Times ‘gets it’ on Google and its boss Eric Schmidt, who has said he is proud of his company’s slippery, gymnastic tax-dodging ways, and is ‘perplexed’ that anyone should question it. Lee Sheppard, writing in Forbes, ge…

Announcing the Financial Transparency Coalition

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TJN is excited to bring you news of the launch of the Financial Transparency Coalition, overtaking the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development. Porter McConnell, the manager of the FTC, writes:Announcing The Financial Transparency Co…