Links Jan 6

Switzerland fights to maintain tax allure as referendum looms The Irish Times

World Bank publishes transfer pricing handbook for developing countries MNE Tax

Penalties now in force in UK for ‘enablers’ of offshore tax evasion STEP

Colombia’s newly approved tax reform law will impose high penalties for tax evasion STEP

Equatorial Guinea’s vice-president is set to stand trial in France for money laundering Quartz

German draft bill targets offshore tax avoidance Cayman Compass

Malta’s stand on anti-money-laundering rules is ‘in line with EU’ – Office of the Prime Minister Times of Malta
‘Centralised company registers will now detail who ultimate beneficiaries are’

Malaysia’s 1MDB Appoints New Auditor as Global Probes Intensify Bloomberg

One address, 75 firms, no employees: Inside India’s domestic tax havens Hindustan Times

India reluctant to give special tax incentives to Apple Reuters

Hole found in Indonesia tax amnesty The Jakarta Post
See also our earlier blog: Indonesia’s corrupt tax amnesty – how many will follow? 

Argentines declare $97.8 billion in tax amnesty – government Reuters

Pakistan: Finance Minister Dar hints at offering general tax amnesty The Express Tribune

Singapore asks banks to establish clients’ tax residency status under new rules Reuters

EU Commission releases opening decision in State aid probe of Luxembourg tax rulings granted Engie MNE Tax
See also: EU Tax Push May Land France’s Engie With $300 Million Luxembourg Levy The Wall Street Journal

‘Panama Papers’ spurred global anti-corruption fight Miami Herald
‘Charade or realization?’ Hat tip: @b_obermayer 



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