Monday, February 12, 2018

Ireland Is A Tax Tax Pirate

With $30b in wealth, why is the Catholic Church struggling to pay for justice?

#FightInequality Week wrap up Global Alliance for Tax Justice
Who Murdered Malta’s Most Famous Journalist? The Atlantic
‘The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia raises questions about the tiny island nation that has become a back door to Europe.’
For China’s Wealthy, Singapore Is the New Hong Kong Bloomberg
“Singapore is the Zurich of the East”
Global Witness joins leading transparency organizations to demand the removal of ExxonMobil and Chevron from global anti-corruption program 
Global Witness has joined forces with leading transparency and anti-corruption organizations including Publish What You Pay-U.S. and Oxfam America, to urge the Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to take action against oil giants, ExxonMobil and Chevron, over their persistent refusal to publish U.S. tax payments
Amazon settles €200m tax row with France The Irish Times / Reuters
‘Company criticised for using Luxembourg to cut tax bill’
UK: Offshore tax abuse crackdown brings in only a third of expected £1bn The Guardian
‘Freedom of Information request reveals some attempts to close avoidance loopholes have failed’

Companies that pay more tax deliver shareholders better returns: new study The Conversation
Coca-Cola’s Happiness Factory is in the Brazilian Amazon. And is not cool Outras Palavras
How Coca-Cola and Pepsi ‘receive at least US$ 2 billion a year in credits for taxes that have never been paid . . .’. The article in Spanish is here.
Paradise Papers businessman in African bribery inquiry The Guardian
‘US justice department accuses Dan Gertler of bribing top officials to secure mining rights’
Beyond paradise: where does offshore money come from? World Finance
‘Ultimately, it will be a test of political will to maintain momentum beyond the immediate aftermath of the Paradise Papers’
Joseph Stiglitz: Only outrage will stop tax evasion World Economic Forum
Paradise Papers: Davos panel calls for global corporate tax reform The Guardian
Oxfam International director says tax avoidance keeps people in poverty around the world