Links Apr 13

‘A system of privilege and benefits’: is a global tax body needed? The Guardian

Panama Papers and the broken global tax system ActionAid UK
“It is the world’s poorest people who are paying the price.”

ActionAid: 2016 Make Tax Fair Everywhere Speaker Tour
Activists from Africa & Latin America visit Europe

Panama Leak Spurs Global Zeal to Crack Shell Companies, But How? Bloomberg

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) used for hiding offshore account beneficiaries swissinfo

Panama Papers: The Mossack Fonseca Investigations Begin The Atlantic
See also: Mossack Fonseca’s Panama offices raided as tax investigators meet in Paris The Guardian

Canada: Senior federal tax enforcer joined KPMG as its offshore ‘sham’ was under Canada Revenue Agency probe CBC News

Canada tightens tax evasion probe, to look closer at Isle of Man Reuters

New Zealand launches review of foreign trusts after Panama Papers Reuters

Germany Proposes 10-Point Plan to Tackle Tax Havens Bloomberg BNA

Swiss widen corruption investigation into Malaysia’s 1MDB fund The Guardian

VIDEO: One source, 370+ journalists – behind the scenes of the Panama Papers ICIJ

A guide to the 6 biggest revelations from the Panama Papers (so far) Vox

Panama Papers reveal spies used Mossack Fonseca Yahoo News

Panama Papers: 676 companies in Mossack Fonseca’s database associated with address in Malta Independent

Panama Papers Provide Rare Glimpse Inside Famously Opaque Art Market NPR



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