Tax Evasion

Parliamentarians from across Europe have criticised the British government for failing to take action against the offshore tax industry in the wake of disclosures from the Paradise Papers leak. In an open letter more than 30 MEPs said they hoped the latest revelations would prove a tipping point that would force governments into action. Their […]

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By Guy Verhofstadt The transatlantic alliance – which for decades has underpinned global stability, fortified democracy, and safeguarded the West as we know it – is under severe strain, and risks terminal decline. US President Donald Trump – who has repeatedly challenged America’s traditional alliances, including by attacking NATO – undoubtedly bears much responsibility for […]

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Canada, he said, is a tax haven compared to the United States because it doesn’t have a gift or estate tax—which the U.S. does. “So, if somebody leaves the U.S. tax system, which happens to require them to renounce their U.S. citizenship, and becomes a tax resident of Canada, they end up having a lower […]

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The street-level response to the Paradise Papers, the mighty follow-up punch to last year’s Panama Papers, has been curiously tepid. This is probably not what many activists, and the 100 media organizations involved in the leak, expected to happen. In striking contrast to the bombshell release of the Panama Papers in mid-2016 that immediately triggered […]

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Parliamentarians from across Europe have criticised the British government for failing to take action against the offshore tax industry in the wake of disclosures from the Paradise Papers leak. In an open letter more than 30 MEPs said they hoped the latest revelations would prove a tipping point that would force governments into action. Their […]

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Mention offshore finance, and you might think of billionaire tycoons hiding their riches. Accounts in the British Virgin Islands or Panama seem especially sinister when hundreds of reporters spend months scouring 13.4 million documents, which are then given a cinematic-sounding name like the Paradise Papers. The reality, however, can be more banal and even legitimate. […]

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Home Comment As with Panama, Malta features prominently in the cache of the leaked Paradise Papers, but to date, no political names have been exposed. There seems to be a contradiction in the way Malta approaches the related issues of tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering. When the Panama Papers scandal broke in 2016, […]

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Mention offshore finance, and you might think of billionaire tycoons hiding their riches. Accounts in the British Virgin Islands or Panama seem especially sinister when hundreds of reporters spend months scouring 13.4 million documents, which are then given a cinematic-sounding name like the Paradise Papers. The reality, however, can be more banal and even legitimate. […]

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The files include allegations that the Queen’s private estate secretly invested huge sums of cash in tax havens The Queen is being shamed to take the heat off true tax ‘hypocrites’ after the Paradise Papers revealed £10million of her cash was ploughed into an offshore fund, royal experts said today. The dossier says cash was secretly […]

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