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  1. Two bits of information relating to offshore banks and tax avoidance.

    Today, as reported in the New York Times under the heading "Tax Day Looms for Americans With Offshore Bank Accounts ", https://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/business/13irs…. it turns out that UBS the big Swiss bank has handed over hundreds of bank account names & numbers to Federal tax investigators, presumably as a follow up to the bank bail-out and the big G20 pow-wows about international co-operation regarding finance & stability.

    Now contrast that story to this one in March this year in the UK as seen on Wikileaks:

    "Barclays Bank gags Guardian over leaked memos detailing offshore tax scam, 16 Mar 2009.", here: http://wikileaks.org/wiki/The_Guardian:_Censored_

    In this case, Barclays got the plug pulled on The Guardian newspaper before it could publish details of the multi-billion pound scam. The Guardian reported the pull here: https://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/mar/17/ba

    Fortunately, you can read it all on the Wikileaks site…

    London, Caymans, Luxembourg… they're all there!

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