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    1. December 12, 2014

      Investors to lose tax break after renewable energy abuses

      Ministers have cracked down on exploitation of a tax break meant to help early-stage companies raise finance, as figures...

    2. December 11, 2014

      How Juncker and Luxembourg landed Silicon Valley’s biggest catch

      Jean-Claude Juncker had a mischievous look. It was shortly before the 2004 election and Luxembourg’s premier at the time...

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    1. December 11, 2014

      Criminal penalty omitted from tax evasion clampdown

      A controversial proposal to make it an automatic criminal offence to hold undeclared taxable income offshore has been...

    2. December 10, 2014

      UK’s George Osborne goes it alone on corporate tax avoidance

      The British public is not overly fond of multinational companies and the government needs revenue. Put these two facts...

    3. December 10, 2014

      Business leaders attack UK ‘Google tax’

      George Osborne’s plan to crack down on corporate tax avoidance with a new “diverted profits tax” has been attacked by...

    4. December 9, 2014

      Disney, Skype and Reckitt dragged into Luxembourg tax row

      Disney and Koch Industries have become the latest companies to be dragged into the growing row over secret tax deals in...

    5. December 9, 2014

      US envoy defends Facebook over tax and Rigby incident

      The US ambassador to London said on Tuesday he believed Facebook, along with other US companies such as Amazon, Google and...

    6. December 9, 2014

      Australia targets UK-style ‘Google tax’

      Australia may follow the UK in implementing a “diverted profits” levy on multinationals to crack down on tax avoidance,...

    7. December 8, 2014

      PwC sold ‘tax avoidance on industrial scale’

      MPs accused a firm of accountants of “selling tax avoidance on an industrial scale” on Monday after a tense parliamentary...

    8. December 8, 2014

      HMRC tax campaign targets solicitors

      Solicitors have become the latest group to come under scrutiny from the UK tax authority, which on Tuesday announced an...

    9. December 4, 2014

      Taxing system drives Germans into arms of advisers

      Business has never been better at Knappworst and Partner, a tax advisory firm in Potsdam, a leafy city on the wealthy...

    10. December 3, 2014

      Autumn statement: ‘Non-doms’ face extra charges on two fronts

      Wealthy foreigners who are long-term residents of the UK will face an annual charge of up to £90,000 and higher taxes on...

    11. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: UK plans to raise £1bn with ‘Google tax’

      The UK announced plans to raise over £1bn over the next five years from a new “diverted profits” tax on multinationals but...

    12. December 1, 2014

      Germany recruits France and Italy for fresh assault on tax havens

      Germany, France and Italy have launched a campaign to tighten EU tax rules that appears aimed at practices in Luxembourg and...

    13. December 1, 2014

      US retailers target Alibaba over sales tax ‘loophole’

      Alibaba is taking on Amazon’s habitual role as public enemy number one for traditional US retailers, after being dragged...

    14. December 1, 2014

      Crackdown on tax abuses by technology companies

      Multinational companies are braced for a tax crackdown after George Osborne vowed to use his Autumn Statement on Wednesday...

    15. November 28, 2014

      Tax scheme investors warned about mailshots

      Investors in tax-saving arrangements that are the subject of a government clampdown on avoidance have been warned about...

    16. November 28, 2014

      Argentina accuses HSBC of aiding tax evasion

      Argentina has capped a month to forget for HSBC by alleging the London-based bank helped more than 4,000 Argentines evade...

    17. November 26, 2014

      China charges Microsoft $140m for tax ‘evasion’

      The Chinese government has charged Microsoft $140m in back taxes and interest, in the latest case of a US technology group...

    18. November 25, 2014

      Notebook: An American expatriate shares Boris Johnson’s tax pain

      As something of a bleeding-heart leftie, finding myself cheering for Boris Johnson is awkward at best. At worst it has...

    19. November 21, 2014

      Safeguards for proposed tax debt recovery powers

      Tax professionals have welcomed the government’s decision to dilute plans to gain access to taxpayers’ bank accounts in the...

    20. November 18, 2014

      Hedge fund manager fights £8m tax tribunal ruling

      A hedge fund manager who may have to repay £8m in tax is trying to overturn a tribunal ruling that found he had attempted to...

    21. November 18, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker faces vote calling for his resignation

      The European Parliament will vote next week on whether Jean-Claude Juncker should resign as European Commission president,...

    22. November 18, 2014

      Russian tax law aims to coax businesses back home

      Russia has moved to flush its companies and wealthy citizens out of foreign refuges by passing new legislation that tightens...

    23. November 18, 2014

      Juncker should step back on tax avoidance issues

      Jean-Claude Juncker has not had an easy start as European Commission president. When he was nominated five months ago, a...

    24. November 18, 2014

      HMRC ‘unacceptably slow’ to tackle tax avoiders, say MPs

      MPs have accused the UK tax authority of being “unacceptably slow” in acting against avoidance, urging it to “do more,...

    25. November 17, 2014

      Belgian prosecutor accuses HSBC of money laundering

      HSBC’s private banking arm in Switzerland has been accused of money laundering and fraud by a Belgian prosecuting judge for...

    26. November 16, 2014

      G20 leaders back drive to unmask shell companies

      World leaders have backed a transparency drive against the use of anonymous shell companies and trusts, giving new political...

    27. November 15, 2014

      G20: Juncker fends off attacks on Luxembourg tax deals

      Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission president, has fended off criticism over his role in turning Luxembourg...

    28. November 14, 2014

      HMRC curbs negotiations over tax debts

      Taxpayers’ ability to negotiate with HM Revenue & Customs has been significantly curtailed as internal rules act as a...

    29. November 14, 2014

      Brussels slams Netherlands over Starbucks tax deal

      Brussels has confronted the Netherlands over sweetheart tax deals by alleging the country artificially lowered Starbucks’...

    30. November 13, 2014

      Netherlands accused of subsidising Starbucks tax bill

      The Netherlands and Starbucks will be pulled into the political storm over sweetheart tax deals on Friday as the European...

    31. November 12, 2014

      Berlin takes aim at Luxembourg tax deals

      Berlin has taken a swipe at the new head of the European Commission by questioning the fairness of hundreds of controversial...

    32. November 12, 2014

      Juncker denies he was the architect of Luxembourg tax regime

      Jean-Claude Juncker said that he was “not the architect” of Luxembourg's controversial tax regime as the new European...

    33. November 11, 2014

      MEPs call for EU tax haven probe as Luxembourg furore grows

      MEPs have called for an investigation into tax evasion in the EU, threatening greater scrutiny of the new European...

    34. November 11, 2014

      UK and Germany reach compromise over patent box tax break

      George Osborne is set to rein in one of his flagship policies after settling a dispute with Germany over a controversial tax...

    35. November 9, 2014

      Juncker must speak up on Luxembourg and tax

      Luxembourg, with just half a million people, is the second-richest country in the world. Its position at the heart of the EU...

    36. November 6, 2014

      Ikea franchise arm rearranged financing

      Leaked PwC documents reveal how the franchising arm of Ikea rearranged its financing, with the help of a Luxembourg-based...

    37. November 6, 2014

      State aid probes set to intensify in wake of leaks

      Multinationals are bracing themselves for more state aid investigations, following the publication of a massive cache of...

    38. November 6, 2014

      Luxembourg vows to end banking secrecy amid tax allegations

      Luxembourg has pledged to overhaul its culture of financial secrecy, and has fought back against accusations that it helped...

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