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(English) Global Shell Games: Testing Money Launderers’ and Terrorist Financiers’ Access to Shell Companies

Centre for Governance and Public Policy

by Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson and Jason Sharman

For criminals moving large sums of dirty money internationally, there is no better device than an untraceable shell company. This paper reports the results of an experiment soliciting offers for these prohibited anonymous shell corporations. Our research team impersonated a variety […]

(English) CF&P Applauds Senate Scrutiny of Destructive FATCA Law and New Tax Information Sharing Agreement

From the Center for Freedom and Prosperity

(Washington, D.C., Wednesday, August 1, 2012) Four US Senators are demanding details from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner regarding a recent plan to impose significant financial burdens on US institutions in exchange for international compliance with the burdensome FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) law. The letter from Senators […]

(English) Per Dollar Spent, OECD Subsidies May Be the Most Destructively Wasteful Part of the Federal Budget

From The Center for Freedom and Prosperity

I’m not a fan of international bureaucracies.

I’ve criticized the United Nations for wanting global taxes. I’ve condemned the International Monetary Fund for promoting bigger government. I’ve even excoriated the largely unknown Basel Committee on Banking Supervision for misguided regulations that contributed to the financial crisis.

But the […]

(English) The Offshore-Onshore Merry-Go-Round – By Alon Kaplan

Alon Kaplan, LL.M., TEP

Alon Kaplan, LL.M. (Jerusalem);partner of MMG Kaplex Trust, a member of the Morgan & Morgan Group; was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1970 and appointed a Notary in 1989. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1990 and was licensed in Germany as a Rechtsbeistand in 1991. He […]

(English) CF&P President Andrew Quinlan Denounces IRS Adoption of Destructive, Job Killing Regulation

From The Center for Freedom and Prosperity

(Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 18, 2012) The IRS has announced that they will adopt an unpopular proposed regulation to require reporting of interest paid to nonresident alien depositors. The interest is not taxable under the US tax code, and both lawmakers and experts predict it will result […]

(English) The Rise of International Tax Enforcement. Bloomberg April, 2012

Alan Winston Granwell Bruce Zagaris

The Increasing Convergence Among Tax, Criminal, Money Laundering, and Evidence Gathering

Summary: •Anti-tax haven bills will constantly be appended to appropriations legislation in this Session of Congress and in future ones. •The lack of actual reciprocity by the US government, as opposed to the rhetoric, may well lead to […]

(English) U.S. Senate’s Passage of Anti-Tax-Haven Provisions Would Be Counterproductive

Reprinted from Tax Notes Int´l, April 9, 2012, p. 139

By Bruce Zagaris

Bruce Zagaris is a partner of Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, Washington, D.C. and a writter-editor for The International Enforcement Law Reporter (www.ielr.com). Mr. Zagari´s practice includes structuring international business transactions and specially international […]

(English) Ranch House Near Reno is a Thriving Tax Haven, and It’s Not Alone by CNBC

Published: Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 By: Scott Cohn Senior Correspondent, CNBC

Shielding assets from the tax man or from overly inquisitive regulators is a time-honored strategy for the wealthy. Some turn to secretive financial havens like Switzerland or the Cayman Islands.

Or there’s always Fernley, Nevada. That’s right, Fernley, Nevada—a small community of about 20,000 […]

(English) Coalition for Tax Competition Letter Seeks Withdrawal of Destructive IRS Interest-Reporting Regulation

(Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 21, 2012) The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation, joined by 23 of the country’s most influential free market and taxpayer rights organizations, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urging withdrawal of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation that would discourage capital from the U.S. economy and weaken the […]