Links Jan 27

What a #fightinequality week it has been… Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Canada Papers investigation: joint investigation by CBC/Radio-Canada and the Toronto Star:
Snow washing: Canada is the world’s newest tax haven – Part 1
How a Quebec company hid millions from tax collectors – Part 2
Signatures for Sale: Paid to sign corporate documents, nominee directors serve to hide companies’ real owners – Part 3
Lessons for Canada – Part 4
See also: ‘Tax haven’ Canada being used by offshore cheats, Panama Papers show CBC, and Canada: the Big Facade Radio Canada (Video report in French)

Panama suspends Panama Papers investigation Deutsche Welle

Mining: Illicit financial flows in the Andean countries TJN Latin America and Caribbean (In Spanish)

Call for papers: Taxation and Sustainable Development University of Oslo

Who are the middlemen helping to dodge tax or launder dirty money? The Greens / European Free Alliance
See also:  Tax evasion: New report looks at the role of the middle-men Sven Giegold, GUE/NGL MEPs from PANA committee at lunch with Professor Ronen Palan, Professor of International Politics at City University London) – and our Enablers  and Intermediaries page: here.

Google To Pay EUR280m In Back Taxes To Italy: Reports Tax-News

EU Commissioner says EU-wide  tax consolidation ‘good for Ireland’ The Irish Times

German Economy Minister warns against corporate tax dumping competition Reuters

‘Ireland does not compete on tax alone’: Finance Minister Michael Noonan The Irish Times

Australia doesn’t need to chase Donald Trump on corporate tax cuts The Guardian
Reminder: our report Ten Reasons to Defend the Corporation Tax

Dutch central bank takes action against trust offices post Panama Papers Dutch News

Maltese ministers avoid questions on Panama Papers Politico

BNP Paribas Real Estate – Marketing tax avoidance to offshore investors OurCity.London

John Christensen, “bête noire” of tax evaders Le Monde (In French, registration required)

Agreement with Swiss banks pending to track USD 200 billion stashed by Pakistanis Dunya News

Swiss private banks see asset influx after U.S. election: Baer CEO Reuters

UK branded ‘soft touch’ as figures reveal just 6 staff police filing for millions of firms Herald Scotland
See also: UK’s super rich appear to get special deal from HMRC, says watchdog The Guardian


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