Links Dec 9

Africa’s crackdown on tax avoidance nets £204m to boost development The Guardian
Listen to news on Tax Inspectors Without Borders in our November 2016 podcast, here.

BRICS nations vow to automatic sharing of tax information Business Standard

Global public accounts committees unite for tax transparency push Public Finance International

GUE/NGL initiative succeeds in rejecting Commission’s anti-money laundering blacklist
‘Despite new scandals surfacing all the time, well-known offshore jurisdictions are still being ignored.’

Revision of 4th AMLD: Comprehensive Green approach for fighting money laundering in the EU Sven Giegold

The silent man of LuxLeaks fights back Politico
‘Long the forgotten face in the tax scandal, Raphael Halet is finally ready to clear his name.’

Virtual Briefing: Country by Country Reporting Financial Transparency Coalition
With TJN chief executive Alex Cobham

Uganda Revenue Authority Backs Campaign to End Illicit Financial Flows allAfrica / The Monitor

Zara Under Fire as Greens Warn EU Tax Dodging Still in Vogue Bloomberg

McDonald’s to scrap Luxembourg tax structure The Guardian

France’s honest tax system crusader convicted for hiding millions of euros the Guardian

Heard the latest Christmas story? It’s about how UK banks pay all their taxes The Guardian
By TJN senior adviser Prem Sikka. ‘Major financial institutions are involved in routine tax avoidance. But a report by the City of London Corporation and PwC raises more questions than it answers

Complex structures and aggressive tax planning behind the Nicaragua Canal Eurodad

Tax evasion: Tightening the noose Financial Times / MSN
Great round-up of international tax transparency progress, and weaknesses

The U.S. Is a Low-Tax Nation Bloomberg

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals £191m income after tax evasion allegations The Guardian



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