Links Jun 16

Why unfair tax treaties hold back developing countries The Guardian

Mossack Fonseca worker arrested in Switzerland The Guardian
“Employee is held on suspicion of ‘extracting confidential information’ from law firm at centre of Panama Papers”. See also: Geneva Opens Criminal Probe After Mossack Fonseca Complaint Bloomberg

Swiss cantons accept compromise on “stolen” bank account data STEP

Mossack Fonseca to close offices in Jersey, Gibraltar and Isle of Man The Guardian

New opportunity to see the film The Price We Pay – at a cinema near you – via GATHR Films

Latvian Banks Promote Money Laundering Companies OCCRP

Malta: Tax authorities begin probe into people named in Panama Papers Malta Today

MEPs ‘definitely’ want Malta politician Konrad Mizzi to testify at Panama committee Times of Malta

Japan investors shy away from Caymans Nikkei Asian Review

Japan journalists who worked on Panama Papers reveal how they probed data The Japan Times

South Korea National Tax Agency says tax cheats won’t stop Korea Joongang Daily

Tunisia: Investigative Journalism site Inkyfada Refuse to Give Evidence in Panama Papers Investigation Tunisia Live

Cayman Finance signs new agreement with government Cayman Compass

Why so few Canadians in Panama Papers? We hide our money elsewhere Ottawa Citizen
“Canadians were instrumental in establishing a number of Caribbean countries as tax havens”

UK: BHS was a cash-generating machine for Philip Green and his family Left Foot Forward
By TJN Senior Adviser @premnsikka

Multinational tax avoidance cost Australia $6bn in 2014, Oxfam report claims The Guardian

U.S.: To Maximize Corporate Transparency, the IRS Must Strengthen its Rules on Country-by-Country Reporting Citizens for Tax Justice



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