Links May 5

UN urges countries to stem tide of firms profit-shifting to tax havens The Guardian
See also: Companies put $221 billion into low-tax jurisdictions in 2015: U.N. Reuters

European Central Bank has not sought access to Panama Papers Reuters

France’s trust ownership registry to be opened to the public STEP

Doing SFA For Fair Play: A Report Into The Rangers Tax Affair And The Role Of The Scottish Football Association The OffshoreGame

What will happen when everyone in the Panama Papers is revealed next week Quartz

Congratulations to Tax Justice Network Australia Tax Research UK
Australian government has announced the introduction of a UK style Google tax and a major clamp down on corporate tax abuse

Secretive mining deals risk financing Congo election again Global Witness
Six opaque mining and oil deals lost Congo $1.5 billion … Each of the six deals involved anonymous companies in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)

Where are Africa’s billions? The Zimbabwe Mail

Thabo Mbeki charges against illicit financial flows The Africa Report

Brazil introduces measures to improve fiscal transparency STEP

The World of Offshore and Global Corruption AM750 (In Spanish)
Radio interview with Jorge Gaggero of TJN Latin America & Caribbean

A Cartel and a Briefcase: How Drug Cash Moves on a River of Gold Bloomberg

Canada: Accounting giant KPMG defends Isle of Man tax practices before House committee Financial Post

Now is Isle of Man’s zero/10 tax rate under spotlight? IOM Today

Commerzbank helped foreign investors evade taxes Reuters



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