Five Countries’ Tax Offices Join Forces to Fight Financial Crime

By Siri Bulusu

Tax authorities from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands have
created an international enforcement group to fight crime and speed up responses to
financial data dumps like the Panama Papers.

The formation of the group comes after the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development’s call for countries to share technology and data to crack down on criminals
and get ahead of cyber crime. The group, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement,
was announced June 28 in a press call.

The group will share data, intelligence, technology and methods, “pilot new initiatives,”
and conduct joint operations to “bring those who enable and facilitate offshore tax
crime to account,” according to a June 28 statement from the

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