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US: A Tax Haven? JULY 17, 2012 VIDEO AVAILABLE

The public perception of tax havens as a tropical island with low tax rates is out-dated. The reality is that geography is irrelevant to low tax rates, lax regulation and financial secrecy. In fact, here in the United States, Delaware has faced allegations of operating as an “on-shore” tax haven. Leslie Wayne, author of the Sunday, July 1, 2012, New York Times article “To Delaware, With Love” joined this Seminar’s panel to discuss the growth of tax havens in the US, focusing on Delaware.

This Seminar had three objectives:

1) Increase awareness of tax havens or “secrecy jurisdictions,” especially the ones operating in the US;

2) Explain tax havens. How do they operate? What does the law say about tax havens? What new laws or regulations can rein in tax evasion and banking secrecy?; and

3) Discuss the impact of tax havens. Who benefits? Who loses? What is the impact on public goods, both globally and in the US context?

Discussants:
Jack Blum, Chairman, Tax Justice Network USA
Liane Schalatek, Associate Director, Heinrich Boell Foundation
Leslie Wayne, Journalism Professor at Columbia and NYU (former reporter at New York Times)
Rebecca Wilkins, Senior Counsel for Federal Tax Policy, Citizens for Tax Justice
ModeratorJo Marie Griesgraber, Executive Director, New Rules for Global Finance

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