Francis Weyzig

Tax, finance and development

Defying the OECD’s crackdown on tax evasion

There it is again, this week. The outrageous ad in The Economist, thinly veiled as a job posting. I had not seen it for a few weeks and hoped it … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · 3 Comments

Bermuda: We are not a tax haven

In a highly entertaining Dutch TV documentary, small entrepreneur Jan sets out to minimize his tax bill. That’s easier said then done! Jan quickly finds out that for someone living … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Wiebes spreekt zichzelf tegen

Staatssecretaris Wiebes van Financiën doet me soms denken aan Ernie uit Sesamstraat. Hij is de ander meestal op een verrassende en ontwapenende manier te slim af. Je moet het maar … Continue reading

July 20, 2017

Belgium far more transparant than Luxembourg and the Netherlands

Luxembourg In April I visited Luxembourg to discuss progress against tax avoidance. Believe it or not, Luxleaks has triggered some serious changes in the country, and there’s even the start … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 3 Comments