Links Sep 14

An Intergovernmental UN Tax Body – why we need it and how we can get it Eurodad

Taking action for tax justice at World Social Forum 2016 Global Alliance for Tax Justice

New report reveals the “dark side” of European Investment Bank funds: How the EU’s bank supports non-transparent investment funds based in tax havens Counter Balance

Roundtable discussion: Tax Justice NOT Tax Havens – European Parliament event in Dublin, 23 September
Guest speaker TJN’s Nicholas Shaxson, author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World   

Son of Equatorial Guinea leader faces French trial on graft charges France 24

The philosophy of taxation and why Apple should pay up Irish Examiner
See also: EU states seek share of Apple’s €13 billion tax bill The Irish Times, and Elizabeth Warren: What Apple Teaches Us About Taxes The New York Times

Malta: What happened to the Panama Papers investigation? Malta Today

Swiss banks, tax office to share data on Dutch clients with Netherlands NL Times

Why Swiss private banks still face taxing times The Wall Street Journal

Push for EU mandatory disclosure of tax avoidance schemes CCH Daily

‘Times are changing, pay your taxes’, euro zone chief tells corporations Reuters

How Amazon saved billions in taxes – cache of hidden court docs reveals Amazon’s covert tax strategies in Luxembourg Newsweek

How “shell” companies launder dirty money CBS

Revealed: the Russian magnate who paid no tax for 13 years as UK citizen The Guardian
Alexander Zhukov, father-in-law of Roman Abramovich, linked to sprawling network of firms registered in British Virgin Islands

“What Tax Avoidance Costs Canada” Global Alliance for Tax Justice
See also: Tax Havens Impact Canadians Too Huffington Post



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