Five major banks are now in the crosshairs of the French financial prosecutor’s office. Of what are they accused? Here’s the lowdown.
New Zealand came very close to having an independent sentencing council to help set sentencing guidelines for crimes. For the sake of consistency, it might be time to revive the idea.
Reductions in the affordability of cigarettes will ensure significant reductions in tobacco use.
Allegations of business rates evasion and counterfeit goods are just a glimpse into the dark world of food crime.
South Africa should start offering whistleblowers monetary compensation in cases where they help identify tax evaders.
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.
Highly compensated ‘enablers’ such as financial experts, lawyers, accountants, notaries, estate agents and company service providers are assisting oligarchs, dictators and criminals around the world.
Five years after David Cameron was pushing for tighter rules around disclosure of beneficial owners, nothing much has changed.
A taxation expert explains why South Dakota has become a favorite state for the ultra-rich when it comes to squirreling away their wealth.
The latest instalment of leaks about the super-rich using offshore tax havens to hide their wealth has been published.
Under the uncertain economic conditions of the pandemic, a voluntary disclosure program for overseas income could protect New Zealand’s small businesses — and promote tax honesty at the same time.
Countries have adopted a wide array of measures involving a proliferation of fraud agencies.
Lost revenue is money that could be spent on lifting people out of poverty.
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.
Some 10,000 people are likely to give up their US passport this year, way above average. Are they fleeing COVID-19? Nasty politics? Taxes? None of the above, says an expert on American citizenship.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare Europe’s vulnerability to drug-supply disruption. Still, it remains by far the world leader in pharmaceutical products.
At 33%, New Zealand’s highest income tax rate is relatively low compared to other economies. Lifting it and cutting tax for low-income earners could improve welfare.
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.
A fundamental driver of inequality is the race to the bottom in how governments set their corporate tax rates.