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.
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.
The Netherlands is where nearly $1 billion from Australia was sunk into two companies liquidated three years later.
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Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has engaged in a series of paper transactions to create a A$936 million loss in Australia – effectively a billion-dollar exercise in avoiding tax.
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.