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  1. April 3, 2014

    Credit Suisse takes $477m charge for tax inquiry

    Credit Suisse has set aside an extra SFr425m (US$477m) to deal with a US Department of Justice probe into whether it helped...

  2. April 1, 2014

    Mobile group Three in EU court win over £1bn UK tax

    A defeat for the government in Europe’s highest court has paved the way for over £1bn of tax losses racked up by Three, the...

  1. March 24, 2014

    Internet groups face global tax crackdown

    A looming global crackdown on aggressive tax avoidance is set to stop internet companies slashing bills by routing profits...

  2. March 20, 2014

    UK Treasury backs global overhaul of tax rules for multinationals

    The Treasury has pledged its “full support” for a planned overhaul of global tax rules aimed at cracking down on...

  3. March 20, 2014

    Havens set deadline for reporting investors’ tax details

    The British Virgin Islands, Liechtenstein and Jersey are among 44 countries that have set a deadline of September 2017 for...

  4. March 14, 2014

    Government panel urges Spain to cut taxes

    Spain should slash its income and corporate tax rates in an attempt to boost growth and employment, a panel of tax experts...

  5. March 13, 2014

    Bayern Munich president sentenced over tax evasion

    Uli Hoeness, president of Bayern Munich football club, has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for evading...

  6. February 28, 2014

    London raises more stamp duty than Scotland and Wales combined

    Nearly three times as much tax was paid by property buyers in 13 square miles of central London than in all of Scotland and...

  7. February 13, 2014

    Global tax standard attracts 42 countries

    The Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and Jersey are among 42 countries that have agreed to pioneer a tax transparency regime in...

  8. February 13, 2014

    VAT reform to boost UK Treasury and hit offshore e-commerce

    Hundreds of extra millions of value added tax from e-commerce are to flow into the UK exchequer as one of the advantages of...

  9. December 10, 2013

    Informa to shift tax base back to UK

    Informa plans to move its tax base back to the UK after departing for Switzerland four years ago, signalling the latest...

  10. December 5, 2013

    ‘Double Irish’ limits Facebook’s tax bill to €1.9m in Ireland

    A Dublin-based company at the heart of Facebook’s international tax structure used a complex tax avoidance scheme to limit...

  11. December 4, 2013

    US crackdown on dividend tax avoidance

    The US Treasury issued new regulations to crack down on foreign investors – mainly offshore hedge funds – seeking to avoid...

  12. December 3, 2013

    IBM launches legal challenge against India tax claims

    IBM has launched a legal challenge over an estimated $800m tax demand from India’s revenue department – becoming the latest...

  13. November 28, 2013

    Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Malta sign up to fight tax evasion

    Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Malta have agreed to share tax information automatically with Britain, in the latest sign of...

  14. November 25, 2013

    Brussels aims to level playing field for EU’s ‘honest’ businesses

    When Brussels announced plans on Monday to tackle the rules for hybrid loans, it described them as a “well-known tax...

  15. November 25, 2013

    Hybrid tax schemes face day of reckoning

    When FirstGroup bought Laidlaw, the US yellow school bus operator, in 2007, the UK transport operator financed the...

  16. November 25, 2013

    Europe unveils crackdown on cross-border tax ‘hybrid’ schemes

    Ambitious proposals to block tax loopholes in cross-border financing structures were unveiled by Brussels on Monday, in an...

  17. November 22, 2013

    Global report piles pressure on tax haven Luxembourg

    Luxembourg has failed to live up to international standards on transparency, according to an authoritative global assessment...

  18. November 20, 2013

    UK to help developing nations tackle tax evasion

    Plans to spend £6m on helping developing countries crack down on tax avoidance and evasion will be announced on Wednesday,...

  19. November 19, 2013

    Democrats eye tax on US groups’ overseas cash

    The US would impose a one-time 20 per cent tax on an estimated $2tn of cash held overseas by American multinationals under a...

  20. November 19, 2013

    Business taxes fall more heavily on labour

    Companies are now paying more in employment taxes than in profit levies according to the World Bank, in a sign of a...

  21. November 17, 2013

    Vale offered chance to settle $14bn tax dispute

    An overhaul of Brazil’s tax amnesty scheme is set to allow Vale to almost halve a $14bn claim against it while potentially...

  22. November 12, 2013

    OECD faces tough tax rules balancing act

    A drive by world leaders to force multinationals to disclose where they make their profits and pay their taxes is proving...

  23. November 1, 2013

    Luxembourg bankers shocked by loss of Jean-Claude Juncker

    A week after parliamentary elections spelt the end of Jean-Claude Juncker’s 18-year rule as prime minister of Luxembourg,...

  24. October 16, 2013

    EU probes Gibraltar tax regime

    Brussels has launched an in-depth probe into Gibraltar’s corporate tax system and expanded its informal investigation into...

  25. October 16, 2013

    US senators say questions remain over Ireland’s tax reform

    The US senators who exposed Apple’s use of a loophole in Irish law that enabled the company to save tax on $44bn in offshore...

  26. October 16, 2013

    Trumpf chief lambasts French tax policy

    The chief executive of Trumpf, one of Germany’s best known Mittelstand companies, has slammed the French government’s tax...

  27. October 14, 2013

    Switzerland to sign convention to fight tax evasion

    Switzerland will sign a multilateral convention to fight tax evasion on Tuesday, in the latest sign that the world’s biggest...

  28. September 27, 2013

    Messi appears in court over tax evasion allegations

    Lionel Messi, the Barcelona and Argentina footballer, appeared in a Spanish court on Friday to defend himself against...

  29. September 19, 2013

    Jersey considers Guernsey confederation

    Jersey’s leaders have raised the prospect of linking up with Guernsey to form a confederation of Channel Islands in a break...

  30. September 6, 2013

    G20 leaders ratchet up pressure on tax avoidance

    Leaders of the world’s largest economies ratcheted up the pressure on tax avoidance by backing “an ambitious and...

  31. September 5, 2013

    G20 to back moves to expose tax evaders

    The Dutch government has offered to renegotiate loophole-ridden tax treaties with nearly two dozen developing countries, in...

  32. August 29, 2013

    France steps up assault on tax havens

    France has stepped up its assault on tax havens by blacklisting Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Jersey, in a sudden move...

  33. August 19, 2013

    Vodafone agrees multimillion pound deal with HMRC for royalties

    Vodafone, the mobile phone operator, agreed a multimillion-pound settlement with HM Revenue & Customs in 2009 after a...

  34. August 13, 2013

    Q&A: Essential facts about US tax inversions

    What is a tax inversion? A tax inversion is a legal transaction whereby a company becomes the subsidiary of another company...

  35. August 12, 2013

    US acquirers cut taxes by relocating to Europe after mergers

    A growing number of US companies are set to save hundreds of millions of dollars in tax by relocating to Europe after...

  36. August 12, 2013

    Tax bills help drain US corporate base

    For Doug Holtz-Eakin – an adviser to Senator John McCain during his 2008 presidential campaign – the relocation of some of...

  37. July 30, 2013

    Liechtenstein bank to pay $23.8m in US tax case

    Liechtensteinische Landesbank has agreed to pay $23.8m to US authorities in a deal that allowed it to avoid criminal...

  38. July 19, 2013

    UK Uncut plans sit-ins at HSBC bank branches

    A direct action protest group will today stage a series of demonstrations against the Government's welfare cuts by...

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