Tax advisers are more likely to act as “tax exploiters” for wealthy clients but “tax enforcers” for the rest of us.
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Non-dom status and what it means for the very wealthy, explained.
Enforcing punishments on proven tax cheats could provide benefits beyond improving compliance to tax laws. Once offenders pay up, billions lost to offshore scandals could be recouped and the tax burden more fairly shared among taxpayers.
Research suggests punishing tax cheats can re-establish a sense of justice among the general public, so authorities should use their resources to ensure culpable offenders are held accountable.
It’s become hard to tell where avoidance stops and evasion starts. Tax havens enable both.
The buck stops with Boris.
Five years after David Cameron was pushing for tighter rules around disclosure of beneficial owners, nothing much has changed.
Juicy stories of political leaders stashing loot overseas make good headlines. But the real story is the need for systemic solutions, especially on property rights and transparency.
Why the super-rich are targeting the Mount Rushmore state.
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A taxation expert explains why South Dakota has become a favorite state for the ultra-rich when it comes to squirreling away their wealth.
What’s inside the box?
The latest instalment of leaks about the super-rich using offshore tax havens to hide their wealth has been published.
Megachurches can be megarich.
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Megachurches and the men who lead them can be superrich. So why don’t the IRS and local authorities see a cent in taxes? A scholar explains.
Should America’s billionaires be paying more tax?
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Wriggling out of paying taxes may be legal, but is it right? Aristotle, Immanuel Kant – and others – have their say.
G7 finance ministers at London’s Lancaster House on Saturday June 5.
To weigh the prospects of a transformation, it pays to look at the markets.
Lost revenue is money that could be spent on lifting people out of poverty.
Yellen for an end to low corporation tax.
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Not content with swinging behind a global digital tax, now the US treasury secretary wants to put paid to bargain corporation tax rates in general.
Lord of all he surveys?
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In claiming the election was “stolen” from him and using the office of the president to the benefit of his family, Trump dips into the authoritarian playbook to convert power into property.
The tax code can feel like a labyrinth.
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Congress tends to use the tax code to implement policy, which increases complexity and creates loopholes wealthy taxpayers like Trump can exploit.
Some tax deductions for the cost of managing tax affairs exceed $1 million, but high wealth individual\s can write off the expense in other ways.
Essential services in society are paid for by taxes – which lots of companies avoid paying.
Some EU countries have said they won’t help companies based in tax havens – but that doesn’t include the EU’s own tax havens.
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.