Links Aug 12

Small but not too beautiful: Europe’s micro-countries may be places where people are up to no good, but so are bigger ones The Economist

New Zealand Foreign Trusts: the Scandals, the Reforms, and Some Throat-Clearing From the EU naked capitalism

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mark Pieth: Why We Left the Panama Commission Time

Panama Papers: Iceland calls elections six months early in wake of scandal The Guardian

Cayman Islands Government ready to assist Canada’s tax evasion probe Cayman News Service

Tax Evasion, Tax Avoidance and The Influence of Special Interest Groups: Taxation in Iceland from 1930 to the Present Nordic Tax Journal

Northern Ireland: Christian Aid ‘thrilled’ with new anti-tax dodging legislation The Irish News

Book: The Money Laundering & Financing of Terrorism Eco-System 

Indonesian Embassy Opens Tax Amnesty Consulting Service in Singapore Tempo

Indonesia president mulls corporate tax rate cut to match Singapore’s Channel News Asia / Reuters
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Cayman delays – again – foreign bank account reporting deadline to September STEP

Greek Finance Minister: We will not back down on tax evasion matters Tornos News

Australian Taxation Office cracks down on Singapore sales hub profits The Australian Business Review

LatAm Criminals Suspected of Stashing Drug Money in U.S. Shell Companies Nearshore Americas

Canadians for Tax Fairness concerned about inaction on Panama Papers National Union of General and Public Employees

Mauritius: Tax-haven twilight The Africa Report

Duke’s £9bn inheritance prompts call for tax overhaul The Guardian
“For people who are really wealthy, inheritance tax has become an optional choice”: TJN director John Christensen

How big screen blockbusters may cost Irish footballers dearly The Irish Times
“Hundreds of celebrities, including Robbie Keane, Jeremy Paxman, former Spice Girls and Annie Lennox, caught up in £1.6bn tax dispute”



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