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  1. April 16, 2014

    Starbucks relocates European headquarters to London

    The Treasury’s efforts to attract multinationals to Britain received a boost on Wednesday when Starbucks, the coffee...

  2. April 15, 2014

    NY financial services regulator deepens probe into Credit Suisse

    New York’s bank regulator has subpoenaed hard drives and documents from Credit Suisse as its investigation into potential...

  1. April 14, 2014

    Junior partners rush to stump up equity to avoid tax crackdown

    Thousands of UK lawyers, accountants and property consultants are scrambling to inject equity into their firms in an attempt...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Samsung whistleblower returns to court

    It took just four years for Kim Yong-chul to go from chief lawyer at Samsung to manning the till in a bakery. During that...

  3. April 13, 2014

    Osborne’s plan to give taxman more powers faces Tyrie scrutiny

    George Osborne’s plan to give the taxman new powers to clamp down on £10bn of tax evasion and avoidance is to face scrutiny...

  4. April 7, 2014

    Credit Suisse faces New York probe

    New York’s banking regulator has opened an investigation into whether Credit Suisse helped clients evade paying state taxes,...

  5. 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...

  6. April 2, 2014

    OECD denies new rules are biased against low-tax countries

    Small, low-tax countries such as Ireland stand to benefit from the looming crackdown on tax avoidance by multinationals even...

  7. March 31, 2014

    Caterpillar accused of ‘shifting’ profits

    Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of heavy machinery, used a Swiss affiliate to shift 85 per cent of its parts profits...

  8. March 31, 2014

    Corporate America’s overseas cash pile rises to $947bn

    American companies have stockpiled nearly a trillion dollars of cash offshore to avoid paying higher tax bills at home,...

  9. 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...

  10. March 24, 2014

    EU steps up probe into tax sweeteners for multinationals

    Brussels has stepped up its probe into alleged illegal sweeteners offered to multinationals by expanding the investigation...

  11. 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...

  12. March 16, 2014

    HMRC crackdown on big business wins £2bn

    A crackdown on tax avoidance by big business has reduced the risk to the Exchequer from two aggressive forms of financial...

  13. 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...

  14. March 10, 2014

    Bayern Munich’s Uli Hoeness admits evading €18.5m in taxes

    Uli Hoeness, president of Bayern Munich football club and a former World Cup winner, on Monday admitted to evading €18.5m in...

  15. March 3, 2014

    Dave Camp tax plan cuts through web of US interests

    The reaction from Wall Street lobby groups was swift and fierce, just a few hours after Dave Camp, the top Republican tax...

  16. February 21, 2014

    Italian tax authorities set own fashion trend

    Another season, another Italian tax investigation. After Italy’s tax prosecutors last year secured a suspended prison...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. February 10, 2014

    Portugal tries its luck with tax lottery

    The secret to good citizenship, Portuguese tax authorities believe, could lie in giving away luxury cars. In April, they...

  20. February 9, 2014

    Spain plans overhaul of tax system as Rajoy eyes election

    Spain is planning a sweeping reform of its inefficient tax system, in a move that Madrid hopes will shore up the country’s...

  21. February 7, 2014

    Workers of the world will unite – and margins will fall

    I jumped into a taxi on Tuesday evening this week. I must have looked mildly harassed because the driver asked what I had...

  22. January 27, 2014

    US infrastructure bill targets companies’ overseas cash

    A bipartisan plan to use companies flush with overseas cash to help rebuild roads and bridges in the US is gaining new...

  23. January 20, 2014

    Special tax rules for internet companies ‘not viable’

    Proposals for a tax crackdown on digital companies such as Google and Amazon are to be dropped, as governments push ahead...

  24. January 14, 2014

    Beanie Babies creator avoids prison in tax evasion case

    The creator of the Beanie Babies stuffed toy line has avoided prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion in one of the...

  25. December 22, 2013

    Taxing time for corporates in India

    Two weeks ago in Helsinki, Nokia executives waited nervously for word from a courtroom halfway around the world in New...

  26. December 19, 2013

    HMRC failing to pursue big companies over tax, say MPs

    The UK tax authority has failed to demonstrate that it is “on the side of the majority of taxpayers” by using its full range...

  27. December 15, 2013

    Vodafone, target of protesters, endorses tax transparency

    The telecoms company targeted by protesters at the start of the public backlash against tax avoidance has said businesses...

  28. 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...

  29. November 28, 2013

    Tax avoidance replaces bosses’ pay at top of concerns over ethics

    Worries about tax avoidance have shot to the top of public concerns about business behaviour, replacing executive...

  30. November 28, 2013

    Alliance Boots sees focus turning to debt deals

    Alliance Boots, the pharmacy company that underwent a £12bn leveraged buyout in 2007, has long faced hostility from...

  31. November 28, 2013

    Alliance Boots under pressure on tax bill

    Alliance Boots, which owns one of the UK’s oldest and most trusted high street brands, has come under fresh pressure from...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. November 11, 2013

    Number of UK businesses suspected of payroll tax fraud surges

    The number of businesses suspected by HM Revenue & Customs of committing payroll tax fraud has risen 50 per cent over the...

  38. November 4, 2013

    Staff quit HMRC in highest numbers for four years as stress rises

    Staff are quitting HM Revenue & Customs in their highest numbers for four years, following relentless pressure from...

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