Tax Evasion

Responding to public and media pressure brought on by the so-called Panama and Paradise papers exposés, the European Union has been compiling, tweaking and talking for months about its “blacklist” of “non-compliant” jurisdictions. On 5 December, it published a working list of some 17 jurisdictions, which by 13 March, amid much public discussion and media […]

One of the world’s most prominent investigative reporters, Lewis founded two Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organizations: the Center for Public Integrity and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The latter published the famed “Panama Papers” in 2016, the “Paradise Papers” in 2017 and many other cross-border investigations that exposed widespread global crimes including smuggling and […]

The House of Commons Treasury Select Committee has announced several tax inquiries to assess the progress made by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in tackling offshore tax evasion and in discouraging the use of tax avoidance schemes. An inquiry by the Treasury Sub-Committee intends to examine the success of U.K. tax authorities in reducing the […]

Officials from Britain’s overseas territories and Crown Dependencies said they were prepared to cooperate with the latest UK government investigation into tax evasion and avoidance, but some expressed surprise that it was felt necessary. They pointed to a raft of new regulations, including the Common Reporting Standard – an automatic information exchange regime currently coming […]

The resignation of the now ex-president of Peru Pedro Kuczynski, has been one more chapter in the complex network of corruption built between the Brazilian company Odebrecht and his companions of misdeeds of the public and private sector in Latin America. The judicial outcome of this case, made visible by media coverage, has aroused the […]

There has been so much vague media conjecture on the issue of an EU common consolidated corporate tax base -CCCTB, overwhelmingly voted for in a recent session of the European Parliament, that ones feels the need to clarify things for local tax-payers and investors who may feel, quite understandably, somewhat lost. The impression that the European Parliament vote […]

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Anyone running a website built with Drupal should stop whatever they are doing right now and install critical security patches. The organization behind the open-source software today put out an urgent security patch to address a remote code execution vulnerability in “multiple subsystems” of its content management system software. The holes could allow hackers to […]

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Zimbabwe published a list of more than 1 800 individuals and companies last week that the government said illegally transferred money abroad, including several who appear in the Panama Papers. The list was the result of a three-month amnesty that allowed companies and individuals to return money to the country without prosecution. The list named […]

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Zimbabwe published a list of more than 1 800 individuals and companies last week that the government said illegally transferred money abroad, including several who appear in the Panama Papers. The list was the result of a three-month amnesty that allowed companies and individuals to return money to the country without prosecution. The list named […]

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Tax avoiders’ accountants face being forced to give evidence before MPs after a Commons committee announced a series of inquiries in the wake of the Panama and Paradise Papers investigations. A subcommittee of the Treasury select committee will investigate tax avoidance and evasion, as well as whether HMRC offers “sweetheart deals” to multinationals, while the […]

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Zimbabwe published a list of more than 1 800 individuals and companies last week that the government said illegally transferred money abroad, including several who appear in the Panama Papers. The list was the result of a three-month amnesty that allowed companies and individuals to return money to the country without prosecution. The list named […]

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