Paradise Papers

Eighteen months before guiding Donald Trump to election victory, Steve Bannon delivered the opening shot in the ruthless Republican campaign to paint their Democratic opponent as corrupt. The future White House chief strategist produced a book in May 2015 accusing Hillary Clinton of trading favours for donations to her charitable foundation. Its questionable central charge, […]

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Anthony L. Hall is a Bahamian who descends from the Turks and Caicos Islands. He is an international lawyer and political consultant – headquartered in Washington DC – who also publishes a current events weblog, The iPINIONS Journal, at http://ipjn.com By Anthony L Hall The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is an annual gabfest […]

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Cyber criminals are targeting wealth managers and their high-net-worth clients, exploiting weak defences and poor security practice. A study from Campden Wealth and Schillings has revealed that 28 per cent of international high-net-worth families and the firms that manage their assets have already fallen victim to cyber-attacks. Despite the enormity of the risk, approximately 40 […]

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CRA launches 100 audits following leak — Jan. 30 History records Benjamin Franklin saying in 1789: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Your story updating the investigation of alleged tax evaders linked to the Paradise Papers is proof that this 230-year-old idiom can still be relevant. Alongside […]

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By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission has opened an investigation into the tax treatment of Nike Inc (NKE.N) in the Netherlands, saying this may have given the U.S. sportswear maker an illegal advantage. The Nike case, announced on Thursday, follows other probes by the EU executive since 2013 into tax schemes in […]

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To the Stanford Board of Trustees: Over the past few months, we have become deeply concerned about the revelations of the Paradise Papers and, more recently, Stanford’s latest tax returns. In principle, we agree with President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell that the “endowment at Stanford provides essential support for our core academic mission, including research, […]

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A number of business owners in Northern Ireland have been involved in aggressive tax avoidance schemes, an investigation by the BBC’s Nolan Show has revealed. Sam McCrea MBE and his wife, Julienne, are owners of Springfarm Architectural Mouldings Ltd (SAM Mouldings) in Antrim. The couple were involved in a Mauritian tax avoidance scheme. Paradise Papers: […]

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‘It’s a non-issue, unanimity needed for changes’ Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s own political family at the European Parliament has taken aim at tax systems like Malta’s which allow foreign-owned companies to legally reduce their tax burden. In a policy document launched ahead of the European Parliament elections in May, the Socialists and Democrats (SD) are […]

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