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The “tax haven – section” contains the requirements for an extended country-by-country reporting, but is put in a Sleeping Beauty slumber. Photo: Christian_A_Calmeyer_(CC_BY-NC-ND_2.0_Flickr). Would the Government like to know about mailbox companies and capital in tax havens? If so, they already have the key themselves.
Deloitte´s building in Oslo, Norway. Photo: Benson Kua (CC BY-SA 2.0/Flickr) The Ministry of Finance has outsourced the evaluation of national transparency requirements to one of the "Big Four" accounting firms - Deloitte. PWYP Norway shares its consultative input with notes.
PWYP Norway has analysed and documented Statoil's reporting according to the current country-by-country reporting amendment for the three financial years the company has reported on - 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Statoil's tax director Finn Lexov stated that the company chose the Netherlands because of the favorable tax laws. The oil industry is calling it “stable and predictable", writes the Mona Thowsen. Photo: Kjell Eson, v/ Flickr: CC BY - NC - ND 2.0 Statoil and others should be forced to report on their mailbox empires. Or does the State prefer to get this sort of information through the news?
Norwegian Bank Investment Management (NBIM) asked PWYP Norway for feedback in an Expectations document on taxes and transparency.
Thick walls at the Ministry of Finance. Foto: Helge Høifødt  Right before Christmas Eve, on December 22, the Ministry of Finance established changes to the amendment concerning country-by-country reporting (CBCR), without Parliament having dealt with the matter.
The Ministry of Finance. Photo: Christian A. Calmeyer (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) PWYP Norway explains how the protection of tax havens can be repealed by removing a link between two paragraphs.  

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