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  1. July 24, 2014

    Corporatism not capitalism is to blame for inequality

    Lethargic growth, depressed employment, widespread job dissatisfaction and staggering debt – such is life in a western world...

  2. July 22, 2014

    US Senate alleges hedge fund and banks avoided $6bn tax bill

    Hedge fund Renaissance Technologies has been accused of misusing complex financial structures, with the help of Barclays and...

  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 18, 2014

    Q&A: Accelerated payment notices

    The UK tax authority this week published a list of more than 1,000 schemes that it considers tax avoidance vehicles, and...

  3. July 17, 2014

    Special tax unit nets extra £1bn from richest Britons

    Scrutiny of some of Britain’s wealthiest individuals has yielded £1bn of extra tax since 2009, HM Revenue & Customs said on...

  4. July 15, 2014

    Thousands of taxpayers in avoidance schemes to repay billions

    Tens of thousands of UK taxpayers who took part in tax-saving schemes over the past decade learned on Tuesday that they face...

  5. July 11, 2014

    Bankruptcy looms for tax scheme investors

    Investors in tax arrangements that are the focus of a government crackdown face potential financial ruin, advisers warned,...

  6. July 10, 2014

    Taxing questions over avoidance schemes

    What are these schemes? An array of schemes have been devised over the past decade to minimise tax payable by their wealthy...

  7. July 10, 2014

    ‘Tsunami’ of lawsuits after crackdown creates £5bn tax bill

    Lawyers are scrambling to file compensation claims against advisers who sold tax-saving schemes that have backfired to leave...

  8. July 7, 2014

    Ingenious Media tells celebrity investors they face tax crackdown

    A string of business leaders, sports stars, entertainers and other investors were told on Monday to prepare for tax demands...

  9. July 7, 2014

    Swiss banks threaten freeze on US accounts over tax evasion

    Several Swiss banks have threatened to freeze American clients’ accounts unless they prove they are, or take steps to...

  10. July 4, 2014

    HMRC sets ultimatum for scheme investors

    HM Revenue & Customs has ratcheted up the tone of its correspondence to taxpayers, taking a hard line on those it accuses of...

  11. 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...

  12. June 22, 2014

    Tax missteps follow private Swiss banks

    Owners of Swiss private banks are finding it hard to escape the reach of the US Department of Justice’s inquiry into tax...

  13. June 20, 2014

    Head of UBS in Belgium charged in tax fraud probe

    The head of UBS’s business in Belgium was charged on Thursday for alleged involvement in a multibillion-euro tax fraud, as...

  14. June 18, 2014

    Icebreaker threatens to sue Deloitte

    The company behind high-profile investment partnerships declared to be tax avoidance schemes last month has threatened to...

  15. 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...

  16. June 13, 2014

    Investors could face ‘cash flow crisis’ following HMRC probes

    Taxpayers accused of participating in tax avoidance schemes could land in significant financial difficulties if government...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. June 10, 2014

    Modi faces dilemma over ending India’s tax fight with Vodafone

    Might the battle that never seems to end finally be about to reach a conclusion? For seven years, Britain’s Vodafone and...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. June 6, 2014

    HMRC proposes major reform to tax on trusts

    HM Revenue & Customs has proposed limiting the amount that individuals can transfer tax-free into trusts in an attempt to...

  29. May 30, 2014

    Brussels judge opens inquiry into UBS

    A Brussels judge has opened an investigation into UBS on “suspicion of money laundering and criminal organisation”, making...

  30. May 30, 2014

    Freedom from complexity is my ideal tax system

    Wednesday, May 28 was “tax freedom day”. That’s the point in the year, according to the Adam Smith Institute, where the...

  31. May 27, 2014

    UK tax authority heralds ‘record breaking’ compliance results

    HM Revenue & Customs booked more than £8bn of extra tax from big businesses in the year to April, helping push up its...

  32. May 23, 2014

    Fraudsters face stiffer penalties

    Fraudsters and money launderers face stiffer sentences under official guidelines that give new recognition to the impact of...

  33. May 22, 2014

    Credit Suisse sells $5bn in bonds

    Credit Suisse has sold $5bn worth of bonds in its first significant senior debt sale in more than three years and only days...

  34. May 20, 2014

    Credit Suisse undone by ‘brazen’ misconduct

    Credit Suisse fine and reaction A combination of “brazen” misconduct and a “shamefully inadequate internal inquiry” made...

  35. May 20, 2014

    The cost of guilt for Credit Suisse

    If the financial crisis has produced anything good, it has heightened awareness among voters and politicians of the ease...

  36. May 20, 2014

    Credit Suisse woes go beyond $2.6bn fine

    Credit Suisse fine and reaction Credit Suisse’s decision to pay a $2.6bn fine and plead guilty to helping US citizens evade...

  37. May 20, 2014

    Dougan says no plan to quit Credit Suisse after fine

    Credit Suisse fine and reaction Credit Suisse’s chief executive and chairman sought to put a three-year battle with US...

  38. May 19, 2014

    Guilty plea marks turning point for DoJ

    Eric Holder, US attorney-general, told lawmakers in March 2013 that the size of large banks “has an inhibiting influence,...

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