Two Tax Havens Agree to “Share” Information

August 26th, 2009

Richard Murphy has pointed out that Switzerland has signed its second tax information exchange agreement with… Luxembourg. That’s right, Switzerland is now 1/6 of the way to being squeaky-clean because it signed an agreement (and a weak one at that) with another tax haven. As Richard says, this amounts to: “You look one way and I’ll look the other.” From Swissinfo:

Switzerland on Tuesday signed a revised double taxation agreement with Luxembourg, easing the restrictions on the exchange of tax information between the two countries.

It is the second of 12 such agreements Switzerland needs to sign in order to be removed from the “grey list” of tax havens established in April by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


Written by Clark Gascoigne

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