Tax Evasion

By Will Fitzgibbon and Emilia Díaz-Struck WASHINGTON, USA (ICIJ) — Over the past eight months, governments have reported using the leaked Panama Papers files to help recoup or seize tens of millions of dollars in unpaid taxes or other assets, including more than $80 million in Colombia, $1 million in Slovenia and 375 pounds of […]

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MINISTER OF STATE FOR INFORMATION, BROADCASTING AND NATIONAL HERITAGE, MS. MARRIYUM AURANGZEB ALONGWITH MINISTER OF STATE FOR IT TELECOM, MRS. ANUSHA RAHMAN AND TALAL CHAUDHRY MNA PML (N) ADDRESSING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN ISLAMABAD ON DECEMBER 6, 2016. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (N) leaders Tuesday said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan would lose the […]

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By Andre Ishii The recent revelations of the so–called Panama Papers – a massive 2.6 TB collection of data concerning the hidden shell companies of the world’s leaders and other famed personalities – have sent waves of astonishment through societies around the world. Since the release of the Panama Papers on April 3rd by the […]

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French authorities said Thursday they are investigating 560 taxpayers over tax evasion based on information garnered in the leaked Panama Papers. The taxpayers who used Mossack Fonseca’s services had hidden away 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion) in assets for which the French government is due to recuperate 1.2 billion euros in unpaid taxes and fines, […]

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President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has denied evading tax by secretly acquiring assets in Panama, a tax haven. Recall that earlier in the year, the Panama Papers had highlighted Saraki, his wife, Toyin Saraki among some highly placed personalities who in a bid to evade tax acquire off shore assets in panama. Saraki, who […]

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Panama City – Panama needs to immediately boost transparency and regulation of its financial sector to shake off its reputation – deepened by the “Panama Papers” scandal – of being a hub for tax evasion, a report released on Monday said. “Decisions, investment, legislation and a high degree of commitment by the authorities and regulatory […]

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PANAMA CITY – Panama needs to immediately boost transparency and regulation of its financial sector to shake off its reputation — deepened by the “Panama Papers” scandal — of being a hub for tax evasion, an experts’ report released Monday said. Panama’s services sector accounts for 83 percent percent of its economy, which is rated […]

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Tax investigators around the world have spent months delving into the 11.5 million confidential documents leaked in April after Panamanian law office Mossack Fonseca’s computers had been hacked. The French taxpayers are suspected of having hidden away money through shell corporations in offshore tax havens such as the Bahamas and British Virgin Islands. Checks have […]

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Fifty-seven Icelandic fishermen, who worked for Icelandic fisheries abroad, are suspected of having failed to pay income tax in Iceland, where they resided, Fréttatíminn reports. Their cases comprise more than half of the 108 tax fraud cases connected to the Panama Papers, which are under investigation by the Directorate of Tax Investigation in Iceland. The […]

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Tax investigators around the world have spent months delving into the 11.5 million confidential documents leaked in April after Panamanian law office Mossack Fonseca’s computers had been hacked. The French taxpayers are suspected of having hidden away money through shell corporations in offshore tax havens such as the Bahamas and British Virgin Islands. Checks have […]

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REYKJAVIK (AFP): Icelandic authorities said on Wednesday that 108 taxpayers whose names were in the “Panama Papers” had been targeted by an investigation for tax evasion.  Directorate of Tax Investigations chief, Bryndis Kristjansdottir, told AFP that of those, 31 had been discovered due to the documents which the Icelandic authorities bought from an anonymous source.  […]

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The Papers, which were published at the initiative of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, showed how some wealthy individuals and public officials had been keeping assets in offshore accounts. (representative image) French authorities on Thursday said they are investigating 560 taxpayers over tax evasion based on information garnered in the leaked Panama Papers. Tax […]

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REYKJAVIK (AFP): Icelandic authorities said on Wednesday that 108 taxpayers whose names were in the “Panama Papers” had been targeted by an investigation for tax evasion.  Directorate of Tax Investigations chief, Bryndis Kristjansdottir, told AFP that of those, 31 had been discovered due to the documents which the Icelandic authorities bought from an anonymous source.  […]

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