Thursday, April 14, 2016

Panama Papers force tax authorities to act: but what took so long?

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Roman Lanis and Ross McLure, of University of Technology Sydney, discuss the Australian Taxation Office's role in sharing intelligence between tax officials from OECD countries following on from the Panama Papers leak.
Panama Papers force tax authorities to act: but what took so long?

What is being done to tackle tax-dodging?  

Tax administrations meet on “Panama Papers”

AUSTRAC has made a statement regarding the sharing of information relating to the Panama papers to the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT).
Statement: Panama Papers

Panama raids offices of Mossack Fonseca law firm Reuters

Panama Papers reveal spies used Mossack Fonseca AFP

How Personal Attacks Let David Cameron Off the Hook Over Tax Loopholes Vice
German journalist Frederik Obermaier. Picture: Christof Stache/AFP
German journalist Frederik Obermaier 
Snippets of Panama letters

The Guardian view on tax avoidance: half-hearted politicians are the weakest link Guardian

1MDB net widens as Swiss probe flags up Abu Dhabi link FT

Mossack Fonseca's Panama offices raided as tax investigators meet in Paris  
Papers likely to reveal criminal conduct,Mark Leibler says.
The papers are likely to reveal criminal conduct, Mark Leibler says. Photo: AAP
Panama papers will reveal Aussie criminals

Panama Papers: global tax officials to launch unprecedented inquiry

Panama Papers: David Cameron accused of being 'dictated to by tax havens' after failing to secure public registers deal 

Those tax 'loopholes' were created for a reason

     Beyond The Panama Papers: How Else Do Wealthy People Avoid Paying Taxes?

       Before and After the Panama Papers: David Cameron of Britain on Tax Avoidance  

From 2006 to 2012, at least two-thirds of all active US corporations had no federal income tax liability

John McDonnell demands full inquiry into Panama Papers  

Before and After the Panama Papers: David Cameron of Britain on Tax Avoidance  

City of London seen as tax haven at centre of worldwide system, says McDonnell

David Cameron says it is 'unfair' to criticise British-controlled tax havens

UK Overseas territories spared from UK law on company registers  

Fight over film tax avoidance scheme reaches UK Supreme Court

'Aggressive' tax avoidance scheme based on Disney film rights to appeal to supreme court  

Robertson: Whitehall has 10 times more staff chasing poorest who defraud benefits than super-rich who evade taxes  

Benefit fraud or tax evasion: row over the Tories' targets  

GAO Report: Most Large Profitable U.S. Corporations Paid Tax but Effective Tax Rates Differed Significantly from the Statutory Rate  

The Mental Disease of Late-Stage Capitalism Medium. I have never understood why hoarding newspapers or Kleenex boxes is considered an illness, but hoarding great wealth is considered a virtue.

News you can use. Snitching on Your Friends’ Offshore Accounts Might Yield Only Enemies, Not Rewards (Ajay Gupta, Tax Analysts Blog) “Ratting out your friend’s secret foreign bank accounts for an award that lies within the IRS’s discretion may well mean the end of a beautiful friendship with little to show for it by way of monetary gain.”