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Politics Briefing newsletter: Trudeau travels to New York for UN.

Also: PM dodges questions about taxes

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trudeau dodges questions about taxes on his family wealth.

Trudeau's wealth includes undisclosed distributions from his father's estate in 2016 and interests in several numbered companies

- The Globe and Mail - CA

IRB: Tax arrears don't lapse with death.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — Malaysians should pay all taxes owed before their death to avoid having their families penalised over the unpaid sums, the Inland Revenue Board has said. IRB chief executive Datuk Sabin Samitah said tax...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Fast-track GST refund, else Rs 65K cr may be stuck: Exporters.

Fearing that a staggering Rs 65,000 crore could get stuck in GST refunds, exporters today asked the government to fast-track the refund process and avoid further deterioration in their "liquidity situation". The Committee on Exports, chaired by Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, today met 8 export promotion associations to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Manafort Reportedly Wiretapped By US Government Before And After Election.

Paul Manafort, former campaign chair for President Donald Trump, was wiretapped by United States investigators before and after the 2016 presidential election, CNN reported Monday night, citing several unnamed sources familiar with the matter. An unnamed U.S. official familiar with the intelligence later confirmed to CBS ...

- TPM News - US

News24.com | Zuma, Guptas at the heart of SARS rot.

SARS boss Tom Moyane has rid the revenue service of its capacity to go after big tax dodgers with his crusade against what KPMG falsely termed the rogue unit', writes Max du Preez.

- News24.com - ZA

OA Transport faces B7bn tax evasion probe for zero-dollar case.

The Royal Thai Police have set up an investigative panel to probe embattled OA Transport Co and its subsidiaries which are suspected of dodging 7 billion baht of taxes in connection with zero-dollar tour scams.

- BangkokPost - TH

'Your house is under surveillance': Dodgy ATO scam caught on tape.

It's so bad it's almost laughable — the latest scam targeting Australian taxpayers has been caught on tape. Have a listen here.

- ABC News - AU

The Wall Street Journal: States are targeting art collectors who don't pay taxes.

The rules governing taxes on art purchases are complex, and some collectors know how to avoid paying them.

- Marketwatch - US

How Corporate Capitalism Looted Democracy.

William Greider Democrats not only colluded with Republicans in the robbery—some may now be willing to allow corporations to evade hundreds of billions they owe in back taxes. The post How Corporate Capitalism Looted Democracy appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

MPs accuse Amazon and eBay of profiteering from VAT fraudsters.

HMRC: About £1.5bn lost due to overseas sellers' tax swerve MPs have accused Amazon and eBay of profiteering out of companies based overseas that are fraudulently using their platforms to dodge VAT - and supposedly putting Brit SMEs out of business while they're at it.…

- TheRegister - UK

Discrepancies in Cambodian Sand Exports Spark Fraud Allegations

An environmental group is highlighting discrepancies in Cambodian government data on exports of silica sand to Taiwan, in what the group's founder suggests may be a case of tax avoidance and economic fraud. Exports of another type of sand to Singapore were investigated after the same group exposed similar discrepancies in ...

- Voice of America - US

Study: US Political System Doesn't Encourage Results

A new analysis by the Harvard Business School outlines why U.S. voters are so frustrated with their political leaders — there is a lack of genuine competition between Republicans and Democrats to deliver actual results on major policies such as education, health care, taxes and infrastructure. The two major U.S. ...

- Voice of America - US

Discrepancies in Cambodian Sand Exports Sparks Fraud Allegations

An environmental group is highlighting discrepancies in Cambodian government data on exports of silica sand to Taiwan, in what the group's founder suggests may be a case of tax avoidance and economic fraud. Exports of another type of sand to Singapore were investigated after the same group exposed similar discrepancies in ...

- Voice of America - US

Want to speak up about your city's new budget? Irma may make you wait for that, too.

Hurricane Irma could delay the voices of some Florida taxpayers from being heard. It was an unavoidable case of timing. The powerful hurricane bore down on the state as cities, … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

SOTEU: Juncker offers weak vision of Europe's future

SOTEU: Juncker offers weak vision of Europe's future13 September 2017Responding to President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker's State of the Union address, Oxfam said there is no way to end irregular migration if there are no legal and safe channels, and tax dodging must become a thing of the past.

- Oxfam International - UK

HK, Singapore are now tax havens for Indians

Contrary to popular belief, Switzerland is no longer the preferred destination. Over 53% of this Indian wealth is now held closer home in Asian tax havens like Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Bahrain and Malaysia. Swiss banks hold 31% of Indian wealth, down from around 58% in 2007.

- Times Of India - IN

Forget Swiss, Indians prefer Asian tax havens

Contrary to popular belief, Switzerland is no longer the preferred destination. Over 53% of this Indian wealth is now held closer home in Asian tax havens like Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Bahrain and Malaysia. Swiss banks hold 31% of Indian wealth, down from around 58% in 2007.

- Times Of India - IN

Paul Ryan dismisses criticism from far-right media: 'I've got three certainties in life: Death, taxes, and attacks from Breitbart'

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisHouse Speaker Paul Ryan said he doesn't pay attention to the criticism heaped on him from right-wing website Breitbart News. "I've got three certainties in life: Death, taxes, and attacks from Breitbart," Ryan said during an interview hosted by the Associated Press. "That's just something ...

- Business Insider - US

The ultra-wealthy have 10% of global GDP stashed in tax havens — and it's making inequality worse than it appears

Yacht Harbour New research based on the Panama Papers highlights the extent of offshore wealth. About 10% of global GDP is hidden in tax havens, making inequality worse than it looks. US inequality is the worst among rich nations, but Europe has also gotten more unequal. The Panama Papers and other major leaks from offshore ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump, Democratic senators discuss tax reform over dinner

A trio of Democratic senators from red states joined President Trump for dinner on Tuesday, with the evening's conversation revolving around overhauling the tax code. The goal of the dinner with Sens. Joe Manchin , Heidi Heitkamp , and Joe Donnelly was to find common ground on issues like retirement security and keeping ...

- The Week - US

Chart of the day, offshore tax haven market-share edition

- Financial Times - US

Why formalising informal sector is a song with no end

Uganda's informal sector is described by lack of formal registration with local or national authorities, high levels of self-employment, and mobility of the business enterprises. As a result, such enterprises evade paying taxes. We explore why these businesses are informal and how they can formalise their operations

- Daily Monitor - UG

Europe: Jihadists Exploit Welfare Benefits

While taking money from Swiss taxpayers, Abu Ramadan, a well-known Salafist, called for the introduction of Sharia law in Switzerland and urged Muslims to avoid integrating into Swiss society. He also said that Muslims who commit crimes in Switzerland

- Hudson New York - US

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