Links Jun 30

LuxLeaks: Luxembourg court condemned for guilty verdicts The Parliament
See also: Grand dodgy – The good deeds of the Luxembourg leakers do not go unpunished The Economist, Campaigners condemn punishment of Luxleaks whistleblowers who acted in the public interest Global Alliance for Tax Justice, and our earlier blog: The #LuxLeaks whistleblowers verdict: our statement 

Mossack Fonseca’s US operations under pressure, island offices closed ICIJ

Venezuela and Panama To Launch Joint Panama Papers Investigation ICIJ

Anti-corruption groups celebrate new US transparency rules The Hill
See also: SEC Announces Historic Transparency Rule for U.S. Oil, Gas and Mining Companies Doing Deals With Foreign Governments Global Witness

Eight Reasons Why We All Need to be Able to See Beneficial Ownership Information (Rather Than Just the Police) Global Witness

Eurodad produces two briefings on Development Finance Institutions and tax transparency

Spanish tax investigators raid Google’s Madrid offices The Guardian

Google’s tax-rate in Sweden is super-low – here’s why Business Insider Nordic

India: Rs 13,000 crore black money unearthed from overseas bank accounts The Times of India

Indonesia tax amnesty targets foreign assets of well-off Nikkei Asian Review
See also: Why pardoning tax evaders is an offense to compliant taxpayers, and our recent blog Indonesia’s corrupt tax amnesty – how many will follow? 

Pulling back the corporate tax curtain: Why new U.S. tax rules could matter for you Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Bill to replace Cayman Islands’ ‘secrecy law’ tabled International Adviser

Rio Tinto reduces exposure in tax havens, paid $4.5bn in taxes last year Mining Weekly
See also: Rio Tinto reduces exposure to ‘tax havens’ The Sydney Morning Herald

Ottawa should name and shame offshore tax cheats The Star

Malta: Banks distance themselves from Panama Papers firm Times of Malta

International crime ring nipped in the bud EuroWeekly
Involves bogus companies, tax havens… . See also: Spain: Russian Money Laundering Ring Dismantled OCCRP

Expat Medtronic Is a Case Study in How Corporations Gain More Ways to Dodge Taxes by “Moving” Offshore Citizens for Tax Justice



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