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    1. June 2, 2016

      Lionel Messi of Barcelona appears in court on tax charges

      Lionel Messi, the footballer, appeared in a Spanish court on Thursday accused of defrauding the tax authorities by...

    2. April 23, 2016

      German finance minister objects to tax transparency proposals

      EU plans to force multinational companies to publicly reveal the taxes they pay in different countries have hit a...

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    1. April 20, 2016

      McDonald’s hit by French tax bill

      McDonald’s France has been sent a bill for alleged unpaid taxes, as part of a crackdown by French authorities on...

    2. April 15, 2016

      G20 threatens tax havens over standards

      The world’s leading finance ministers have warned tax havens that if they fail to co-operate with new transparency...

    3. April 14, 2016

      Tax avoidance a global risk, says Lagarde

      Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that “more needs to be done” on international efforts to curtail aggressive tax...

    4. April 13, 2016

      Transparency thwarts the abuse of power to enrich the powerful

      The clamour for politicians to publish their tax returns has gained momentum in the wake of the Panama Papers leak. But...

    5. April 12, 2016

      Tamper with tax havens at your peril

      Revelations in the Panama Papers have caused concern that so-called tax havens lie at the centre of a web of criminal...

    6. April 11, 2016

      Woolly notions of ‘fairness’ are no way to run a tax system

      British public life is made up of people who are steeped in the humanities, ignorant of finance and quietly scared by...

    7. April 11, 2016

      David Cameron is right to take control of his public image

      Who is to blame for David Cameron’s inept handling of the Panama Papers revelations? The prime minister himself or...

    8. April 8, 2016

      My brief career as an Indian Ocean tax pirate

      “Literally, just let us know what you want and we can do it for you,” said Emily, a chirpy sales assistant at UK-based...

    9. April 8, 2016

      A strong tax system doesn’t rely on naming and shaming

      Tax is powerful stuff. “No taxation without representation,” thundered the American revolutionaries. It can also define...

    10. April 7, 2016

      Tax havens are cog in global economy, say defenders

      The release of the Panama Papers has made vivid the role played by tax havens in hiding illicit gains. But the rapid...

    11. April 7, 2016

      A real-world solution to the tax repatriation ruckus

      There are not many questions on which a man such as Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple , would agree with...

    12. April 5, 2016

      Treasury’s shot at tax inversions will cause collateral damage

      The US Treasury has taken aim at inversions, imposing new curbs on deals in which American companies look to cut their...

    13. April 5, 2016

      Panama is only one head of the tax haven Hydra

      Oddly, given that it indicates the staggering reach of tax havens, from Iceland to Pyongyang, the leak of client data...

    14. March 29, 2016

      US companies warn tax avoidance crackdown will hit earnings

      A global crackdown on tax avoidance has forced a surge of warnings by multinational companies that higher payments are...

    15. March 21, 2016

      Brussels to force big companies to disclose more tax details

      The biggest companies in Europe will be forced to disclose more clearly the taxes they pay and profits they make in...

    16. March 16, 2016

      The problem with promises to crack down on tax-dodging banks

      Tax avoidance tends to be seen as a pursuit favoured mainly by global technology companies — the likes of Google or...

    17. March 11, 2016

      Book review: The Hidden Wealth of Nations

      One of the biggest potential rifts in modern societies is that between great wealth and democracy. The ideals of formal...

    18. February 24, 2016

      Poorer countries handed role in tax evasion fight

      Developing countries will be invited by G20 governments to join talks aimed at stopping multinationals dodge taxes in a...

    19. February 21, 2016

      The taxman, Google and the benefits of fiscal voyeurism

      “Tax morale” is a concept that describes the willingness of citizens to pay their taxes. In countries where it is high,...

    20. February 16, 2016

      India tells Vodafone to pay up $2.1bn or risk asset seizure

      India’s revenue office has threatened to seize Vodafone assets in the country if the UK telecoms group does not pay its...

    21. February 12, 2016

      Ikea avoided paying €1bn tax in Europe, claim MEPs

      Ikea has avoided paying at least €1bn of tax in Europe over the past six years, claim politicians who demanded a probe...

    22. February 12, 2016

      George Osborne voices support for tax transparency

      The UK chancellor has thrown his support behind plans to force multinational companies to reveal more information about...

    23. February 11, 2016

      Jack Lew accuses Brussels of bias against US companies

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has accused the EU of unfairly targeting American companies in its investigation into...

    24. February 9, 2016

      We should create a tax system that reassures the public

      Campaigners, the media and politicians of both left and right have all expressed outrage at the amount of corporation...

    25. February 4, 2016

      A letter to an ungrateful world from Google, Apple, Facebook et al

      The world’s leading technology firms are becoming increasingly unhappy at the backlash over their tax arrangements and...

    26. February 2, 2016

      US lawmakers slam ‘hostile’ EU tax climate

      The top Republican tax writers in Congress have waded into a brewing tax war between the US and the European Union,...

    27. February 2, 2016

      France vows to tax Google more than UK

      France has ruled out striking a deal with Google over back taxes, raising the likelihood of a bigger tax bill for the...

    28. January 29, 2016

      US blasts Brussels over tax probe bias

      The US has unleashed an unusually forthright attack on the European Commission, saying it was unfairly targeting...

    29. January 28, 2016

      European Commission to examine Google’s UK tax deal

      Brussels is set to examine the UK’s £130m tax deal with Google, after the Scottish National party called on the EU’s...

    30. January 27, 2016

      Alphabet and Apple spell global tax war

      The uproar about Google paying £130m in back taxes and raising the amount it pays in the UK by just £10m a year is...

    31. January 24, 2016

      Google’s tax deal is a welcome sign of political winds shifting

      Google’s UK tax settlement of £130m is a drop in the ocean compared with the hundreds of billions of dollars that US...

    32. January 21, 2016

      Apple’s Cook lobbies EU antitrust chief over Irish back taxes

      Apple boss Tim Cook made a surprise visit to Brussels on Thursday to lobby the EU’s antitrust chief weeks before she is...

    33. January 6, 2016

      The stateless company plays a risky game

      In 1909 Edward Hall, a vice-president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, lamented in a speech that: “The...

    34. December 30, 2015

      Apple agrees to pay €318m fine to close Italian tax case

      Apple has agreed to pay a €318m fine in Italy to settle a long-running investigation into the US technology company’s...

    35. December 21, 2015

      Apple chief Tim Cook rounds on outdated US tax code

      Tim Cook blamed the US government’s outdated tax code for controversy over Apple’s huge offshore cash pile and defended...

    36. December 14, 2015

      Apple’s Irish tax deal faces further scrutiny by Brussels

      Brussels has extended its probe into Ireland’s alleged sweetheart tax deal with Apple, the US technology company,...

    37. December 13, 2015

      Tax efficiency alone is no reason to do a deal

      Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, drew fire in 2013 when he defended the internet group’s tax affairs by pointing out...

    38. December 10, 2015

      Tax and spend in EU differs after crisis

      Applying different fiscal “cures” to the wounds inflicted by the financial crisis made France and Italy higher-tax...

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