Links May 13

The world’s hidden wealth Prospect Magazine
By TJN’s @alexcobham and @nickshaxson

To end corruption, start with the US and UK. They allow it in broad daylight The Guardian
See also our earlier blog Anti-corruption summit: UK climbdown, but momentum grows, and Tax Justice Focus – The Corruption Issue   

Regulators tipped off about Swiss bank years before “massive” tax fraud exposed swissinfo / Financial Times

India: Dutch, Cyprus route to avoid tax still open The Times of India
See also: Amended India-Mauritius tax treaty only covers investments in shares The Economic Times

Mexico widens tax evasion probe in wake of Panama Papers Reuters

ICIJ names AL leader Zafarullah, wife, over 50 other Bangladeshis in Panama Papers, Offshore Leaks bdnews24

Indonesia probes 272 taxpayers mentioned in Panama Papers The Jakarta Post

Gibraltar’s tax officials probe Panama Papers Gibraltar Chronicle

What are the top 10 most secretive tax havens? – video The Guardian
Data source is the 2015 Financial Secrecy Index

A Bluffer’s Guide to the Panama Papers Vice

Tax-Dodging Corporate Inversions Accelerating naked capitalism

Nearly 400 LSE-listed companies based in tax havens linked to UK The Guardian

Tax Experts Push IRS to Expose Multinational Tax Dodging FACT Coalition

Scottish firm at centre of global corruption scandal involving family of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov Herald Scotland

Tax havens accuse US of ‘hypocrisy’ over tax avoidance The Independent
In the 2015 Financial Secrecy Index , the USA is ranked third.

Protesters turn London’s Trafalgar Square into ‘tropical tax haven’ International Business Times

 

 


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