The number crunchers who helped create our capitalist world have been measuring the world since ancient times.
Lionel Messi is not the first footballer to break financial laws and he probably won't be the last.
The basic difference is that avoidance is legal and evasion is not. But it's not quite as simple as that.
Measures to tackle aggressive tax avoidance and evasion have been talked about by the EU and UK for a while. It's beginning to take effect.
Authorities have been slow to respond to the tax revelations of the Panama Papers.
Businesses are reducing the UK tax take with a new form of self-employment which harks back to mediaeval England.
Whether or not David Cameron's association with an offshore fund was legal isn't the point.
We want a tax system that is structured fairly and for other people to pay what they are meant to. Determining what this is, though. is tricky.
Sweeping changes to employment law are of far greater concern than allegations that the Front National has been avoiding tax.
Proponents of tax havens would argue tax evasion may not be moral, but isn't criminal. History suggests this is a slippery slope.
Tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands and Panama have a few key things in common.
The headlines are full of stories of corruption and mega scandals, but what does it mean for the rest of us? And what makes the economic cost of corruption so high?
Polls put the Pirate Party ahead of the already unpopular coalition, making new financial revelations particularly damaging.
World leaders are meeting in London next month to discuss corruption – what better opportunity to close tax loopholes?
The ATO's data dump of how much tax was paid by largest private companies raising more questions than it answers.
Why we shouldn't be so quick to celebrate reports that Facebook is paying more tax.
Behind the corporations legally avoiding paying tax are the big four accounting firms, helping them avoid transparency.
International investors will have to comply with new rules designed to stop tax avoidance by multinational companies.
Global measures to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals will take some time to deliver. And there's still work to be done locally.
As millions of people file their tax returns, HMRC is struggling to come across as fair.