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  1. July 21, 2014

    Global crackdown on offshore secret tax accounts yields €37bn

    Governments across the world have collected more than €37bn of tax from secret offshore accounts since 2009, it emerged on...

  2. July 3, 2014

    Amazon embroiled in EU tax crackdown

    European officials have demanded that Luxembourg hand over documents relating to Amazon’s tax affairs as the online retail...

  1. July 1, 2014

    Tax milestone as Fatca reporting requirement takes effect

    Rules requiring financial institutions to disclose the identity and activity of US citizens come into effect from Tuesday,...

  2. June 17, 2014

    UK officials reject tax complaints against Alliance Boots

    British officials have rejected complaints by two campaign groups over the taxation and disclosure of transactions...

  3. June 16, 2014

    Medtronic snaps up Covidien for $42.9bn

    Medtronic, the medical device and equipment maker, has agreed to acquire Irish rival Covidien’s equity in a $42.9bn cash and...

  4. June 12, 2014

    Dublin grows jittery over EU probe into ‘sweetheart’ tax deals

    The governor of California was joking. Or was he? At a breakfast last week in San Francisco, Jerry Brown admitted he was...

  5. June 12, 2014

    US tech and pharma park cash offshore

    ‘Golden age’ for offshore cash A group of leading US technology and pharmaceutical companies including Microsoft, Google and...

  6. June 12, 2014

    Taxing time ahead as offshore rules come under more scrutiny

    ‘Golden age’ for offshore cash The OECD called it “the golden age” of tax planning: a period in which multinational...

  7. June 12, 2014

    Q&A: Brussels tax probe

    The European Commission has opened three in-depth investigations into tax decisions in Ireland, the Netherlands and...

  8. June 11, 2014

    EU probe shines spotlight on national tax authorities

    Brussels’ probe of three EU countries over tax deals for Apple, Starbucks and Fiat Finance and Trade escalates a broader...

  9. June 11, 2014

    Playing fair on corporate tax

    The tax arrangements of multi-national corporations have rarely been out of the headlines over the past two years. Taxpayers...

  10. June 11, 2014

    Brussels opens tax probe into Apple, Starbucks and Fiat

    Brussels ratcheted up the global crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies on Wednesday by launching an...

  11. June 10, 2014

    EU to probe Apple’s Irish tax affairs

    The European Commission is preparing to launch a formal investigation into Apple’s Irish tax affairs on Wednesday, marking a...

  12. June 9, 2014

    Corporate tax escape trick set to backfire

    It is a feat worthy of Houdini. Even as public debts mount, the world’s corporations have managed to break free from the...

  13. June 8, 2014

    London minicab drivers step up fight against Uber

    London’s minicabs have joined black cabbies in questioning the legality of Uber, the cab hailing app. Taxi drivers, who will...

  14. June 2, 2014

    US companies warn on foreign tax threat

    US multinationals face a threat of “unprecedented taxes on trade and investment” from efforts to close gaps in the...

  15. May 28, 2014

    Brussels experts call for reform of EU digital tax rules

    Brussels has stepped up its call for an ambitious overhaul of the corporate tax regime in the EU, in the wake of a new...

  16. May 25, 2014

    Amazon’s European sales rise 14% to €13.6bn

    Sales funnelled through Amazon’s main European operating company in Luxembourg rose 14 per cent to €13.6bn in 2013,...

  17. May 6, 2014

    Switzerland pledges to lift veil on tax secrecy

    Switzerland, the world’s largest offshore financial centre, has pledged automatically to hand the details of foreign bank...

  18. May 4, 2014

    Countries slow race to bottom on tax competition

    The proposed takeover of UK-listed drug group AstraZeneca by Pfizer of the US has reignited the debate over tax competition...

  19. April 28, 2014

    Indirect tax becomes levy of choice for governments

    Governments are increasingly turning to indirect taxes to raise revenue, according to a survey that has found that one in 10...

  20. April 23, 2014

    Business attacks international tax swoop on tech groups

    Business groups have hit back at moves to pile heavier corporate taxes on to digital companies, arguing that governments...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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