Links Oct 4

G20 finance chiefs to discuss risks to economy, ending secret company ownership Reuters

Study: 73% of Fortune 500 Companies Used Tax Havens in 2015 U.S. PIRG
See also: Offshore Shell Games 2016

When It Comes to Tax Avoidance, Donald Trump’s Just a Small Fry The New York Times

Trump thinks not paying taxes is smart. But it’s a threat to democracy The Guardian

Being a tax dodger doesn’t mean you’re smart Newsweek

How Donald Trump Turned the Tax Code Into a Giant Tax Shelter The New York Times

How could Trump afford not to pay tax? Tax Research UK

Scottish firms pushing Swiss bank accounts to international tax dodgers Herald Scotland

Swiss tax authorities say 450 Swiss linked to Panama Papers swissinfo

Facing extradition from the US, former Panama president prepares to flee again Caribbean News Now!

Spain opens ‘biggest corruption trial’ BBC News
See also: Whistle-blower who took on Spain’s ruling elite BBC News

Panama Papers: India asks other countries for details on tax evaders, accounts The Hindu Business Line

India tax evasion amnesty uncovers hidden billions BBC News
“… despite the huge numbers, the amount declared is only a fraction of the country’s undisclosed earnings”

Indonesia: Majority of declared and repatriated assets coming from Singapore The Jakarta Post

South Korea: Nearly 1 out of 3 foreign investors based in tax havens The Korea Times

Six Months On From The Panama Papers, Here’s Five Ways For UK Prime Minister Theresa May To Tackle Tax Dodging ActionAid/ The Huffington Post

Secret tax deal for football millionaires – the cosy deals with taxman that save stars millions Daily Mail



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