Links Apr 7

The Panama Papers’ Sprawling Web of Corruption The New York Times
Op Ed: “The papers chronicle a global industry developed to enable an international elite enriched by corrupt or illegal means to conceal its wealth and dealings from taxation, prosecution and public wrath.”

The Panama Papers Expose the Hidden Wealth of the World’s Super-Rich The Nation

‘A Lot Of People Losing A Lot Of Sleep’: The Impact Of The Panama Papers Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty
Interview with TJN director John Christensen

The Panama Papers and the role of tax havens FT Investigations
Podcast interview with TJN’s research director @alexcobham 

Tax Justice and Human Rights toolkit launched Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Austerity unjustifiable while richest allowed to dodge taxes Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Panama Papers: UK is the ‘epicentre of sleaze’ in a ‘spider’s web of corruption’, says tax expert The Independent
Interview with TJN’s Nicholas Shaxson, author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens And The Men Who Stole The World 

Tax Havens in Rich countries Says Tax Justice Prensa Latina
Cites a BBC World interview with TJN’s research director @alexcobham. See also: The newest tax haven for the wealthy could be right here in the U.S. MarketPlace

Panama Papers / Argentina: Macri must show that Bahamian company is legitimate Página/12 (In Spanish)
Interview with TJN director John Christensen

Tax amnesties: Making crime pay – Indonesia contemplates a handsome pay-off for tax dodgers. The Economist
Cites TJN’s Nicholas Shaxson, author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens And The Men Who Stole The World . See also our recent blog Indonesia’s corrupt tax amnesty – how many will follow?

A Beneficial Ownership Register for the world: The first steps Open Corporate

Cayman Islands Distances Self From ‘Panama Papers’ Scandal Jamaica Gleaner

Lithuanian Investigators Confirm Putin Friend’s Money Flows OCCRP

Outraged by #PanamaPapers revelations, Nigerians ask Buhari to probe, prosecute named officials PremiumTimes

#PanamaPapers: Africa’s richest man, Dangote, his brother, Dantata, linked to shell companies in tax havens PremiumTimes

Gulf Spill Settlement Could Save BP Billions In Tax Breaks HuffPost
“This oil giant can classify around $15 billion of its settlement as a business expense.”

“Panama Papers”: Eva Joly launched a petition to sanction banks Libération (In French)

UK: Banks must declare links to Panama Papers law firm by next week The Guardian
“Financial Conduct Authority sets financial firms deadline to check if they have links to Mossack Fonseca”. See comment on Tax Research UK: The FCA has to deliver a systemic response to the Panama Papers, not token gesture enquiries

Panama Papers: scary revelations for HSBC The Australian Business Review

Former HSBC boss tried to avoid tax on £8m Kensington house The Guardian
….by renting it to himself, via an offshore company

U.S. Treasury Implements New Rules Aimed at Inversions, Other Tax Strategies, Scuttling Pfizer-Allergan Deal and Evoking Howls from Pharma naked capitalism

Strauss-Kahn’s LSK Set Up Offshore Firms in Tax Havens: Le Monde Bloomberg

Why the Panama Papers are a feminist issue 50.50 inclusive democracy

For research, we pretended to be crooks and terrorists and tried to buy shell companies. The results were disturbing. The Washington Post

Slovenia: Steroid King Pumps Up with Offshores  OCCRP


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