Links Oct 26

Despite global efforts in fighting tax dodging: ever more money hidden in tax havens Sven Giegold

Developing Countries and International Institutional Architecture on Financial Transparency: Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes CBGA

A Conversation with Nicholas Shaxson on Tax Avoidance, Havens & More Taxlinked

Upcoming launch: Tax Tobacco – For Life

Pakistani court issues notice to PM in Panama Papers case ICIJ

Indonesia Must Signal Tax Amnesty Won’t Be Repeated, OECD Says Bloomberg

Panama Papers: More than just offshore Malta Today
“Morality is instantly problematic in a planet that engages in tax competitiveness at various levels. Every country is interested in outsmarting the next country, some employing more piratic financial services practices than others . . .”

Brazil aircraft manufacturer Embraer paid $5.76 million to shell company for Indian Air Force plane deal The Financial Express
See also: Embraer to Pay $205 Million to Settle Corruption Probes Bloomberg

Swiss Petrobras Investigation Hit by Departure of Public Prosecutor finews

U.S. prosecutors are said to be closing in on Venezuelan asset seizures and charges Bloomberg
$11 billion possibly siphoned from PDVSA state oil firm; story involves shell companies, offshore accounts in Panama, U.S. banks . . .

The United States should fight against tax dodgers, not for them The Washington Post

U.S.: With Corporate Tax Fight Brewing, Warren Warns Against Bailing Out Tax Dodgers Common Dreams

How multinational tax transparency got killed off by Australia’s business lobbies The Sydney Morning Herald

Time for U.K. to Get Tough on Offshore Transparency? Bloomberg BNA

Tax evasion arrests in Israel for tycoons using Scots firm Herald Scotland



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