Links Oct 21

Number 1 recommendation of Independent UN Expert’s report is for a UN Global Tax Body Global Alliance for Tax Justice

BRICS on #taxjustice Global Alliance for Tax Justice

European commission to resurrect overarching corporate tax proposals The Guardian

UK’s failure to rein in tax havens hinders global corruption battle, say MPs The Guardian
See also: MPs: UK tax haven secrecy remains a global menace Christian Aid

Pakistan Supreme Court issues notice to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, others in Panamagate petition The Nation
See also: The Gift Of Transparency The Nation

HSBC to wind up P-note business in India Business Standard
See also: Child Rights and Tax Justice in India: Tackling DTAAs and P-Notes, essay by Abdul Muheet Chowdary @abdulmc in the TJN & Oxfam 2016 Tax Justice and Human Rights Essay Competition

Nigeria Labour Congress Demands Tax Justice in Africa & Probe of Those Indicted in #PanamaPapers Bella Naija

Panama hires crisis communications firm The Hill

EU’s anti-money laundering risk list ignores Panama Papers havens CCH Daily

Country-by-country reporting is about much more than tax Tax Research UK

We Need a Victory of Ideas, Says Jeffrey Sachs On Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals The Wire
‘It should also involve global efforts to stamp out tax havens and associated capital flight.’

U.S. Senator wants IRS to show what it’s done about tax fraud since Panama Papers reports Miami Herald

Credit Suisse agrees to $110 million deal to settle Italy tax case Reuters

Experts dismiss HMRC’s shrinking tax gap estimate ExecReview



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