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Levin, Grassley Introduce Bill to Combat U.S. Corporations with Hidden Owners
August 2nd, 2011
WASHINGTON – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this week introduced the Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act to combat acts of terrorism, money laundering, tax evasion, and other wrongdoing facilitated by U.S. corporations with hidden owners. The bill would end the practice of the 50 States forming corporations for unidentified persons, and instead require the States to obtain the identities of the persons behind the corporations.
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Levin Unveils Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act
July 12th, 2011
WASHINGTON – Stating that “Uncle Sam can’t afford offshore tax abuses that are robbing the Treasury of $100 billion in lost revenue yearly and increasing the tax burden on honest, hardworking Americans,” Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., together with cosponsors Senator Bill Nelson, Sanders, Shaheen, and Whitehouse, today introduced legislation to close offshore tax loopholes and strengthen offshore tax enforcement.
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Levin Floor Statement on Introduction of Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act
July 12th, 2011
Mr. President, I am introducing today with my colleagues Senators Bill Nelson, Sanders, Shaheen, and Whitehouse, the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act, legislation which is geared to stop the $100 billion yearly drain on the U.S. treasury caused by offshore tax abuses. Offshore tax abuses are not only undermining public confidence in our tax system, but widening the deficit and increasing the tax burden on middle America.
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Norwegian State Secretary Delivers Speech At The Fourth UN Conference on Less Developed Countries
May 19th, 2011
ISTANBUL – State Secretary Ingrid Fiskaa spoke at the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs, identifying illicit financial flows due to trade mispricing, tax evasion, trafficking, the drugs and arms trade, and corruption as one of the structural causes of poverty as well as one of the major threats facing sustainable development, along with climate change, armed conflicts, and a lack of political and economic empowerment for women and girls.
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"#illicitfinancialflows are very, very substantial" - @jayantsinha #India #Transparency can help stop them. http://t.co/cAxS0J6sTt
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