Links Apr 18

Press release: The world needs a United Nations Global Tax Body now Global Alliance for Tax Justice
“The most equitable way to create a fairer global tax system.”

Oxfam report: The IFC and tax havens Global Alliance forTax Justice
“51 of the 68 companies that were lent money by the World Bank’s private lending arm in 2015 to finance investments in sub-Saharan Africa use tax havens.”

Whistleblowing and the Panama Papers: Exploring the Connections  Government Accountability Project (GAP)

How the world really works Oxfam: The Politics of Poverty

Equality, non-discrimination and tax policy: Asking the right questions righting finance

Uganda: CSOs Ask Government to Revoke Weak Tax Treaties AllAfrica / The Observer
See also our recent blog: New paper: tax treaties a ‘poisoned chalice’ for developing countries  

Ireland’s tax treaties hit developing nations RTE

Panama Papers: Change is Possible TJN Latin America & Caribbean (In Spanish)

Panama Papers: Pakistan’s PM Leaves Country, Spanish Minister Resigns ICIJ

IRS Urges Americans: Come Clean Now, Before We Read Panama Papers NBC

U.S.: Five Taxpayer-Supported Corporations that Paid Their CEOs More than Uncle Sam Common Dreams

What the Panama Papers Have To Do With America Fair Observer

Big Companies, Low Rates: A study of the effective tax rates of large Dutch companies SOMO

How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions ICIJ

South America: Panama Papers highlight how much clubs have missed out on World Soccer



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