Links Jan 10

Tax Avoidance, Illicit Financial Flows, and Global Development: A Call for a United Nations Tax Body Global Alliance for Tax Justice
Event in Washington DC on 12 January

Eva Joly’s op-ed on French Country-by=Country Reporting Global Alliance for Tax Justice

The 24 loopholes in the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard
New report by Mark Morris. See also our November 2014 report: “The end of bank secrecy”? Bridging the gap to effective automatic information exchange An Evaluation of OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and its alternatives”

Heather Lowe: ‘Banking Secrecy Is Far From Dead’ finews

Juncker faces renewed pressure over #Luxembourg tax policy EU Reporter

Pakistan: Amnesty for Tax Evaders! The News
See also: No More Amnesty The Nation

India: Supreme Court indicates setting up Special Investigation Team for #PanamaPapers leak probe The Hindu

The Panama Papers fallout: banana protests, paltry fines and a PR problem The Guardian

Israel: Netanyahu cronies involved in premier’s probe pop up in Panama Papers Haaretz

Private banks eye Asia’s new super-rich The Financial Times, via swissinfo

Brexit could derail UK’s anti-corruption push Reuters

UK Uncut wins right to High Court challenge of HMRC sweetheart deal with Goldman Sachs ICAEW Economia

EU Council: Stop watering down tax transparency proposals Transparency International EU

No Easy Task: Quantifying Illicit Financial Flows Financial Transparency Coalition

Dormant Accounts: How a Theft Changed Swiss Banking finews



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