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UN: Tax competition and corporate tax avoidance “inconsistent” with human rights Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Tax transparency in Europe: a dangerous loophole Global Alliance for Tax Justice
See also: Tax transparency on the way despite MEPs’ still bowing to big business Oxfam International, and our recent blog EU Parliament multinational transparency vote introduces ‘commercial confidentiality’ loophole   

GUE/NGL report lays bare the secretive tax evasion practices of ‘The Big Four’
See also: Why are the Big Four so heavily over-represented in tax havens? Tax Research UK, Big Four firms require closer regulation, report finds – Survey on global tax avoidance calls for new measures The Irish Times, and Big four accounting firms accused of secrecy over tax haven staffing The Australian Business Review

Behind bank heists and organised crime: are shell companies finally facing a crackdown? New Statesman

Panama Papers: Germany ‘pays millions’ for leaked data BBC
See also: German investigators in possession of Panama Papers, aim to prosecute tax cheats Deutsche Welle

U.S. government seeks to intervene in Apple’s EU tax appeal: source Reuters

UNECA: Africa loses $80bn annually to illicit financial flows The Cable

The Netherlands: Europe’s under-the-radar tax haven EURACTIV

G20-list of tax havens:Trinidad, Tobago, that’s it.Spiegel (In German)
Cites TJN’s Andres Knobel. See also our recent blog Empty OECD ‘tax haven’ blacklist undermines progress 

Malaysia 1MBD case: Jho Low, Caribbean Citizen? finews Asia
‘Jho Low, alleged to be the financial mastermind behind siphoning millions from Malaysia’s 1MDB, is reportedly using a device common among the super-wealthy as he sweats out potential criminal charges.’

Luxembourg not a tax haven, claims PM EUobserver
See how the one minute version of why tax haven denials may be useful information here, and our blog “We are not a tax haven.” They all say that  

UK tax evasion investigations increasingly going global – HMRC doubles requests to foreign governments for assistance Financial Times
‘ … the rise was a sign of public pressure on HMRC to pursue people suspected of hiding income and assets offshore’


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