OP-ED: Why Europe is Ill-Suited For The Business of Blacklisting So-Called ‘Non-Cooperative’ Jurisdictions.

I AM  NOT  A FAN OF THE  USE  OF UNILATERAL MEASURES IN international  diplomacy;  including the use of tax haven or other types of blacklists related  to  compliance  with global  norms   on   transparency  and information   exchange.  Although   we often think of this kind of state action in the context of armed conflict where there are … More OP-ED: Why Europe is Ill-Suited For The Business of Blacklisting So-Called ‘Non-Cooperative’ Jurisdictions.

Will International Rules on Tax Information Exchange Fuel a Market for Stolen Tax-Payer Data?

  Switzerland looks to be one step closer to responding to requests for information based on stolen data once that data is in the public domain.  This is because the Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on certain proposed amendments to its Tax Administrative Assistance programme that will ease the rules on the use of … More Will International Rules on Tax Information Exchange Fuel a Market for Stolen Tax-Payer Data?

Why For My Money, UK PM Cameron is the World’s Top International Tax Diplomat.

“PM Cameron also ruled out blacklisting countries on the basis that they were zero- or very low-tax jurisdictions.” “Asked about blacklisting tax havens, the PM said: “We’re happy to support blacklists but we don’t think we should draw up a blacklist solely on the basis of a territory raising a low tax rate – we don’t … More Why For My Money, UK PM Cameron is the World’s Top International Tax Diplomat.

How the OECD BEPS Project is Re-Writing International Tax Diplomacy.

  (Pascal Saint-Amans Head of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration) If you are an International Business and Financial Services Centre whose competitive advantage lies in a network of tax treaties; or you are about to develop an tax treaty network; or you are a developing country (as defined by the OECD Global … More How the OECD BEPS Project is Re-Writing International Tax Diplomacy.

Singapore Raises a Timely Caution on the OECD BEPS Agenda.

(Senior Minister Josephine Teo. Image – Today Online) In a recent commentary on the OECD Base Erosion and Profits Shifting (BEPS) project, while Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Josephine Teo, did not discount the importance of BEPS, she has rightly advised caution in moving forward on this aggressive agenda in an … More Singapore Raises a Timely Caution on the OECD BEPS Agenda.