Links Mar 1

Withdrawal Symptoms: Why tax cuts aren’t the best way to incentivise work The Equality Trust

Global elite continues to make billions from rigged economic system, Forbes rich list shows Oxfam America

How curious $3.3 million tax holiday to Shell, Total, Eni, is killing Nigerians – Report Premium Times

Italy logs record income from unpaid tax recovery Deutsche Welle
Includes video interview with TJN’S Markus Meinzer, author of Steueroase Deutschland 

Malta: National protest against corruption organised by PN this Sunday in response to Panama scandal Malta Independent
Protest organised in response to the revelations that Energy and Health Minister Konrad Mizzi owns a trust in New Zealand with shares in a company registered in Panama.

Panama issues statement taking umbrage at being called a tax haven Malta Today
See the Financial Secrecy Index report on Panama , and our blog “We are not a tax haven.” They all say that 

Telling the good from bad in wealth management swissinfo
On banks taking in illicit funds: “proportionately the risk is bigger in Switzerland than elsewhere”

Jersey firm laundered money for Kenyan official BBC News

The 13 tax havens where rich Indians stash their money Business

UK Government plans to change terms of colonial-era tax deal ‘that exploits Malawi’ The Independent

UK: BP and EMI are named in £43bn tax claim as major companies line up to seek huge rebates from the Government This Is Money



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