Links Apr 21

Event on 26 April: S&D Conference: Together for Tax Justice: Why EU tax policy matters for developing countries

Developing countries left out of global tax decisions Eco-Business

An obvious solution for offshore: Transparency Economía Crítica (In Spanish)

UK’s Chancellor Osborne Exempts Members of Parliament, Other “Politically Exposed Persons” From Money Laundering Oversight naked capitalism

Germany: Are things moving now? The SPD and the key question to public registries of beneficial ownership TJN Germany (In German)

Vatican’s suspension of major PwC audit exposes internal rift The Guardian

Why We Should Be Really Worried About the Panama Papers Politico

Don’t call them tax havens – There’s another much bigger problem with off-shore financial centres. Prospect Magazine
By TJN’s @nickshaxson, author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens And The Men Who Stole The World

Panama vows to end use of bearer shares to improve transparency Bloomberg

Panama Papers fallout: Federal Board of Revenue moves to seek info on 200 Pakistanis’ assets The Express Tribune

Argentina: ‘Panama Papers’ expose major tycoons Buenos Aires Herald

Panama Papers: Timing of Editor’s Firing Has Hong Kong Worried About Press Freedom The New York Times

Panama Papers: US launches criminal inquiry into tax avoidance claims The Guardian

New York Wants Foreign Banks to Hand Over Panama Records Bloomberg

McDonald’s France faces €300m tax bill over Luxembourg link The Telegraph

Swiss private banks target overseas growth as uniqueness vanishes Financial Times

One small step for Isle of Man: island moves to adopt same standard of transparency as EU countries Global Witness

Jersey Treasury Minister announces tax amnesty Jersey Evening Post

Ultimate owners of UK property may be forced into spotlight The Guardian
See also: Another win against offshore if this isn’t just gesture politics Tax Research UK

Panama Papers: Journalists reveal funniest code names in data leak, discuss project pressures in Reddit Q&A abc



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