Links Dec 16

Massive civil society mobilization for the #LuxLeaks appeal trial opening Global Alliance for Tax Justice

No Easy Task: Quantifying Illicit Financial Flows Financial Transparency Coalition

Just on Paper? BO legal frameworks in BVI, Montserrat and Cayman Transparency International UK

Shell companies: helping Assad’s war Sueddeutsche Zeitung / Panama Papers

Shell companies: GT Group’s Protean Ian Taylor in the UK: Reuters’ Special Report on 43 Bedford Street, and More naked capitalism

Swiss Banks Probed Over Brazil’s ‘Carwash’ Bribery Scandal Bloomberg

EU to propose tax evasion legislation following ‘Football Leaks’ Reuters

‘EU scheme could slash Ireland’s tax base in half’ Irish Independent

It’s our sovereign right to set 0% corporation tax rate, UK-protected tax haven Bermuda says Independent
Read about Tax Wars here.

Italy’s parliament grants go-ahead for ‘non-dom’ tax status STEP

How the Wealthy Avoid Paying Hong Kong Property Tax to Save Millions Bloomberg

Tax shopping: Exploring Zara’s tax avoidance business The Greens / European Free Alliance

Australian Tax Office data shows more than one in three large companies still paying zero tax Oxfam Australia
See also: Showdown between ATO and big business looms as list of company tax paid is revealed Sydney Morning Herald

U.S.: Taxing the $2.5 Trillion in Offshore Profits: What’s Ahead for Repatriation?  ITEP

United States of Anonymity Kleptocracy Initiative


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