Links May 23

Tax Justice Netherlands letter to The Dutch EU presidency: 5 Days Left to End Tax Avoidance
On Wednesday 25 May, EU Ministers of Finance (ECOFIN) will meet to reach agreement on the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive

EU aims to rule on Amazon’s Luxembourg tax deal by July Reuters
See also: EU Lays Down the Law on Tax Deals as Apple Probe Continues Bloomberg

Premier: Cayman will challenge UK in courts Cayman Reporter
“Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin says Cayman is not going to implement automatic sharing of beneficial ownership information without the U.S.”. See also: UK chancellor backs Cayman’s position on beneficial ownership Cayman News Service, “Premier Alden McLaughlin is pushing hard on this issue to ensure that the Cayman government is at the table to help shape the future exchange mechanism without resorting to a public register.”

India: Don’t equate Singapore tax treaty with Mauritius, Foreign Portfolio Investors tell government The Economic Times

22 investors managing over $505bn sign letter calling on Congress to end shell company secrecy Global Witness

Portugal cracks down on itself over tax haven use Ledger Inquirer

Why the Panama Papers Are a Women’s Rights issue Broadly

Why won’t governments use bank info to go after the corrupt? Financial Transparency Coalition

Why a super-rich private currency trader has the Swiss tax authorities on his case The Independent

The $1 Million Patek, Haile Selassie and the Swiss Prosecutor swissinfo

How to Blag Your Way Through the Panama Papers Vice

Bogus Defenses of Tax-Dodging Corporate Inversions naked capitalism

Tax Migration Myth Refuses To Die ITEP

Corporate Tax Watch: Icahn Enterprises, Airbnb and Coca Cola Enterprises ITEP

Sham Art Sales, Backdating Cited by U.S. in $45 Million Tax Scam Bloomberg
Former Morgan Stanley Energy Group Head indicted

The Tiny Cayman Island Holding $265 Billion in U.S. Treasuries Bloomberg
“About 60 percent of the world’s hedge-fund assets are domiciled in the Cayman Islands”

 

 


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