Tax reforms generally imply a trade-off between average income and inequality.
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.
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.
Les gilets jaunes Joan Mora.
What do the Carlos Ghosn scandal, the rising power of algorithms and the "gilets jaunes" have in common? The need to extend the spatial and temporal definitions of responsibility.
Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste was an excessively dominant, forceful and feared boss.
Steinhoff was the darling of investors, asset managers, analysts and financial journalists. But its success was built on shaky foundations.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in September 2017.
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Ghanaians respond positively to financial appeals from churches compared to how they respond to paying taxes. Here's how, and why, Ghana's government should learn from religious groups.
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.
Businessmen pass by Occupy Wall Street protesters at New York’s Zuccotti Park in 2011.
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The wealthy evade taxes and are less likely to donate to charity, but does this mean they're more selfish than everyone else? New research suggests not.
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 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.
BHP Billiton is reporting details of its tax thanks to new UK regulations, however its still not completely transparent.
A number of Australian companies have released tax reports to the public in a bid to show transparency, however those reports are still incomplete.
If the government wants to get serious about tax evasion it should create a public register for beneficial owners of companies.
The government should follow through on setting up a register of beneficial ownership of companies if it wants to get serious about tax evasion.
Apple chief Tim Cook says the EU tax ruling against the tech giant would harm investment and job creation in Europe.
Irish tax case shows the real cost of competition – our democracy.
All accounted for in Babylon. Belshazzar’s Feast by Rembrandt.
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The number crunchers who helped create our capitalist world have been measuring the world since ancient times.
Activists outside the European Commission show their disdain for existing measures against tax evasion and money laundering.
In Africa, commercial activities are the largest component of illicit financial flows. This is followed by organised crime and then public sector corruption.
The basic difference is that avoidance is legal and evasion is not. But it's not quite as simple as that.
What’s missing from the Panama Papers data drop is as important as what was leaked.
Authorities have been slow to respond to the tax revelations of the Panama Papers.
Who’s to judge?
Research suggests some features of tax software can lead us to make more aggressive judgments when we file our returns, which could make an audit more likely.
Governments of countries, like Panama, where secretive companies operate need better laws to comply with international tax agreements.
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Governments shouldn't have to rely on major international information leaks like the Panama Papers to get information about companies' tax avoidance abroad.