Links Apr 22

‘Global tax collaboration platform’ yet another distracting measure Global Alliance for Tax Justice
“An inclusive UN global tax body is the only real solution to broken international system”

Measuring illicit flows in the SDGs
By TJN’s research director @alexcobham 

LuxLeaks triak: Whistleblowers pay a price for transparency CCFD-Solidaire(In French)
Support Antoine Deltour here.

Luxembourg Criticised Over LuxLeaks In Press Freedom Report Delano

Apple should pay more tax, says co-founder Steve Wozniak The Guardian
“One of tech giant’s founders says company under investigation by EU over its tax arrangements should pay the same 50% tax rate as he does”

Latin America Elites and the Panama Papers telesur

Argentina wins WTO appeal in case targeting Panama tax practices Reuters

Panama Papers unsettle Pakistan’s politics Nikkei Asian Review

Counting the Cost – Panama Papers: Inside the Shady World of Tax Havens The Global Herald

Corporate tax avoiders to be fast-tracked through courts, says Australian Tax Office The Sydney Morning Herald
See also: Australia: Labor’s tax inquiry to ask if regulators are ‘soft’ on tax avoidance The Sydney Morning Herald

Canadian tax haven squeeze Barbados Nation News

A WhistleBlower’s Message to Canada Canadians for Tax Fairness

Smoke and Mirrors: UK Government deliberately sidesteps effective tax avoidance strategies Left Foot Forward
“The government’s tax avoidance promises are an important part of their impression management, but have rarely delivered.” By TJN senior adviser @premnsikka




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