The Panama Papers was the biggest-ever collaboration for investigative journalism, involving 400 journalists in 80 countries who collectively produced 6,000 stories in 100 different media outlets.
Media Files: investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer, who led the Panama Papers tax exposé.
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Today we meet Bastian Obermayer, the Pulitizer prize-winning journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into global tax evasion.
French president, Emmanuel Macron has set his sights on tackling inequality.
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A fundamental driver of inequality is the race to the bottom in how governments set their corporate tax rates.
Accountants can help you figure out the difference between avoiding taxes and evading taxes.
It's tax season. That's why Canadians must pay close attention to the possibility of going from the tax avoidance realm into tax evasion when preparing their tax returns or hiring an accountant to do so.
Independent directors are sought out for qualities other than ethics.
The candidates most likely to be chosen as independent directors are those good at avoiding tax.
Walmart is bigger than Spain, Berkshire Hathaway is bigger than Russia. It could be time to rethink international relations.
Does the Internet bring people together or isolate them?
Trust is the keystone of the entire Internet system: without it more connection and therefore more commerce. How to restore it?
With the second and third releases of ATO tax transparency data, the was no reaction from the financial markets at all, not even for those firms included in the disclosures.
Mandatory tax return disclosures for large companies were designed to increase public awareness of tax avoidance - but a new study reveals they may not work.
Businesses who pay dividends to shareholders with tax credits attached pay more tax, new research finds.
The government is still attempting to lower the corporate tax rate to compete globally.
A cut in the Australian company tax rate to 25 or even 20% is important because it will attract foreign investment, boosting wages and the economy in Australia
Shareholders might be less likely to expect tax avoidance and may be pushing companies to pay their fair share.
Shareholders appear to achieve greater returns from corporations which are less aggressive tax planners and pay a greater percentage of tax, according to a new pilot study.
Accountants and other tax professionals can be sued for releasing their client’s information.
Accounts and other tax professionals might face some awkward conflicts of interest thanks to the federal government's proposed whistleblower laws.
Gearing up for Brexit.
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It's unlikely the next budget will do much to address the UK's failure to raise money from corporation taxes.
The first strategy is to require the public disclosure of country by country reporting of company tax affairs.
The ideas are already out there to tackle some of the tax avoidance highlighted by the Paradise Papers.
Trouble in paradise: Bermuda is at the centre of the Paradise Papers leak.
Unlike the Panama Papers, the latest leak shines a light on the elites of the offshore world.
Anyone can use a discretionary trust but the beneficiaries of trusts are usually all part of the one family or extended family.
Overwhelmingly, trusts are used to minimise tax, avoid paying creditors and to avoid the fair division of property after a relationship breakdown.
Australia has been a strong supporter of the BEPS project since it started, including as chair of the G20 in 2014.
A treaty Australia has just signed will amend existing tax treaties to limit international tax avoidance.
Dublin's role in global business is threatened by Trump's tax plans, so the opportunity presented by Britain's EU exit will have to be snatched with both hands.
BHP will go back to the future following the move to ditch “Billiton” from it’s name.
BHP's rebrand is unlikely to affect the bottom line, research shows. But if it improves relations with politicians and voters, it would still be a success.
Stories of financial mismanagement in football have become all too common. Where is the outcry?
Trump’s tax plan may make it harder to win the ‘Fair Tax Game.’
The administration's plan to significantly cut the tax rate on so-called pass-through entities will likely lead to creative tax planning and outright evasion, damaging faith in the system.
If Australia adopted a similar approach to the Hong Kong to eliminate debt loading abuse, United States oil and gas giant Chevron would have been denied A$6.275 billion in interest deductions.
New modelling shows governments need to ensure that corporations benefiting from the use of Australia's resources, are contributing the same as they do in other jurisdictions.
ACTU Secretary Sally McManus addressing the National Press Club in Canberra.
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In a speech to the National Press Club in Canberra, ACTU Secretary Sally McManus said 679 of Australia's biggest corporations pay "not one cent of tax". Is that right?
The success of the first phase prompted financial observers to hail Indonesia's tax amnesty program as one of the most successful in the world.
The GOP has a proposal on the table that could send shockwaves through the tax avoidance industry.
The amount of tax payable from Australian corporations went down in this latest report.
As long as the ATO doesn't question why companies are reporting zero tax payable on their income, the public won't know if serious tax avoidance is happening.