Francis Weyzig

Taxation and development

Corporate tax havens are alive and kicking

Research by Tax Justice Network shows that the gap between where companies pay tax and where they really do their business is huge. In 2012, US multinationals alone shifted $500–700 … Continue reading

November 11, 2015

Spillover analysis of Irish tax policy

Ireland’s Ministry of Finance just published a tax policy spillover analysis, looking at possible effects of the Irish tax system on developing countries. The study was carried out by IBFD … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Still slipping the net

This week The Economist features a great article on corporate taxation, explaining in detail why the OECD’s plan to curb multinationals’tax avoidance is a missed opportunity. In a second article, … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

Global tax reform = politics

For those who missed this year’s Global Tax Policy Conference organized by Maastricht University, a nice report is available from ViceVersa, also in Dutch. The report highlights the perspective of … Continue reading

June 23, 2015

End the secrecy, publish tax rulings

Skype’s tax ruling had some a big surprises. When Ireland appears in tax avoidance schemes of multinationals, it is usually because the country actively, or at least knowingly, facilitates tax … Continue reading

June 21, 2015

The Dutch route again

Luxembourg is in the spotlight these days because so many multinationals shift their taxable profits there to avoid taxes elsewhere. LuxLeaks helps us to understand how firms use the Grand … Continue reading

November 13, 2014

Double standards

Last month, The Economist reported important progress in the battle against banking secrecy. There have been two large steps forward. First, more than 60 countries, including tax havens like Switzerland, … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 2 Comments