Tax Evasion

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On April 27 2017, the Criminal Finances Act (the “Act”) received Royal Assent. The Act is intended to expand and strengthen the United Kingdom’s ability to tackle tax evasion, money laundering and corruption.[1] The law contains provisions that fall under four broad objectives: (1) improve the capability to recover the proceeds of crime; (2) enhance […]

Naveed Qazi It has been just one year since Panama Papers were leaked to the public.  Some 11.5 million digital records exposed dark deeds of the corporates running away from tax evasion, international sanctions, kleptocracy and from fraud. Panama Papers (also known as Mossack Fonseca papers) burst the scene and shook political governments, exposed […]

In the party’s 8 June election manifesto, unveiled last week, British prime minister Theresa May said if she is re-elected she will “go further” in targeting tax evasion and avoidance and “will legislate for tougher regulation of tax advisory firms” in the UK. “We have taken vigorous action against tax avoidance and evasion, closing the […]

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today said he hoped the country would come together in the face of damning allegations surrounding Malta’s tax system. “I hope no one is rubbing their hands in glee with this news. Our tax system is one that has long been established, it was approved unanimously in Parliament, and I will […]

Public trust in government is at a historic low, according to a recent Pew survey. – Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The West tends to think highly of itself when it comes to dealing with corruption, but it’s an image that’s been showing cracks, according to the book “Unmasked: Corruption in the West.” Illicit activities related to finance and […]