Australian officials have designed a six-nation alliance to combat multinational companies' strategies to avoid tax. China, Japan and Britain have already joined this Australian group and the United States is planning to join soon. Due to concern over potential outcry from many companies regarding the legality of the alliance, the identity of the sixth country is unknown.
As part of the United States' operation to fight U.S. tax evasion, Hong Kong came to an arrangement with the U.S. to cooperatively exchange information on all Americans who live, work, or have assets in the Chinese city.
The United States continued construction on what appears to be a wide net designed to catch tax evaders on Thursday by cooperating with France in the fierce global tax battle. The agreement was signed in Paris by Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici and the United States ambassador, Charles H. Rivkin.