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    1. June 25, 2015

      Taxpayers hit with ‘spectacularly wrong’ avoidance bills

      Taxpayers caught in the government’s clampdown on avoidance have received highly inflated tax bills for their involvement in...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Free Lunch: The wrong tax reform

      No bang, no buck In the run-up to his first true blue Budget, chancellor George Osborne has been told by his predecessor...

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    1. June 22, 2015

      Tax blacklist provokes offshore fury

      Bermuda has attacked a tax haven list drawn up by Brussels as “unjustified and baseless”, adding to criticism of the measure...

    2. June 19, 2015

      Municipal finances descend into the sewer

      Taxes stink. Americans hear that all the time as politicians pledge to protect us from any increase in levies — come hell or...

    3. June 18, 2015

      Entrepreneurs hit by overreaching tax reforms

      Owners of small businesses face being denied tax relief on the sale of stakes held via joint ventures after a government...

    4. June 17, 2015

      First multinationals warn over being hit by Osborne’s ‘Google tax’

      A group of US-listed companies have become the first multinationals to warn investors they could be hit by the UK’s new...

    5. June 9, 2015

      Amazon among multinationals yielding to global tax crackdown

      Several leading multinational companies have come a long way towards dismantling structures they have used to minimise their...

    6. June 8, 2015

      Brussels demands details of tax rulings from 15 more countries

      The EU sharply escalated its campaign against tax avoidance by multinationals on Monday by demanding details of specific tax...

    7. June 5, 2015

      Wealthy clients told of loopholes in new UK transparency law

      A leading law firm has told wealthy clients they can avoid “unwanted public scrutiny” from new transparency laws, in a sign...

    8. June 4, 2015

      Swiss prosecutor blames weak laws for failure to convict HSBC

      HSBC has paid SFr40m ($43m) in compensation to the Geneva prosecutor to resolve a high-profile money laundering...

    9. June 3, 2015

      Mass tax avoidance chokes Pakistan economy

      As an industrialist in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi recounts his woes, from frequent power cuts to a shortage of...

    10. June 1, 2015

      Plan for pan-European tax system dismissed

      A Treasury minister has dismissed Brussels’ latest move to combat tax avoidance as “an answer still looking for a question”....

    11. June 1, 2015

      More UK tax evaders going to jail but prison terms are falling

      More people are going to prison for tax evasion in the UK, according to official statistics, but the average length of these...

    12. May 29, 2015

      Investors warned to act quickly over tax avoidance disputes

      Taxpayers being hauled over the coals for their involvement in disputed avoidance schemes should act soon to pursue legal...

    13. May 27, 2015

      Brussels seeks EU-wide corporate tax base to tackle avoidance

      The EU has relaunched a plan for a bloc-wide common corporate tax base to combat multinational tax avoidance. But the...

    14. May 26, 2015

      Amazon tax probe will go ahead, EU warns

      The European Commission warned on Tuesday that Amazon’s decision to report its sales more widely across Europe would have no...

    15. May 22, 2015

      Amazon starts to book UK sales in Britain

      Amazon has started to pay taxes on sales to its UK customers in Britain rather than in Luxembourg, in a climbdown after...

    16. May 22, 2015

      Liberty tax scheme investors hopeful of appeal success

      Investors in a disputed tax saving investment scheme could get off the hook for millions in unpaid tax, according to the...

    17. May 21, 2015

      Bernie Ecclestone battles with HMRC over £1bn tax bill

      Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief executive, is fighting a tax bill of more than £1bn, after Revenue & Customs...

    18. May 19, 2015

      UK ‘non-doms’ urged to step up offshore tax plans

      Some wealthy UK “non-doms” are being advised to accelerate plans to transfer money to offshore trusts in case tax rules are...

    19. May 19, 2015

      Pensions for nannies spark black market warning

      Nanny agencies are warning of a growing “black market” in childcare as middle-class parents resort to cash-in-hand payments...

    20. May 15, 2015

      Tax: a Scandinavian solution

      If a politician was a surgeon, faced with the task of amputating your leg, we can well imagine how it would go. First he’d...

    21. May 11, 2015

      Tories aim to raise extra £5bn a year in tax avoidance clampdown

      The Conservatives are set to press on with efforts to counter tax avoidance and evasion, with measures on the way including...

    22. May 5, 2015

      EU probe into sweetheart tax deals to miss deadline

      Brussels will fail to meet its self-imposed June deadline to close flagship investigations into sweetheart tax deals...

    23. May 4, 2015

      UK Supreme Court to hear HMRC case on bank bonuses

      The UK’s highest court is to hear an appeal by HM Revenue & Customs over two offshore schemes designed to avoid paying tax...

    24. May 1, 2015

      Scorn poured over parties’ tax avoidance pledges

      Political pledges to raise billions more from tackling tax avoidance and evasion have been strongly criticised as unspecific...

    25. May 1, 2015

      UK Revenue faces legal challenge over HSBC tax scandal

      The UK tax authority faces a potential judicial review over its handling of the evasion scandal involving HSBC’s Swiss...

    26. April 30, 2015

      Voters in marginals seek clampdown on corporate tax avoidance

      Most voters in marginal constituencies have told pollsters that politicians have not gone far enough in promising to crack...

    27. April 29, 2015

      Apple warns of ‘material’ financial damage from Irish tax probe

      Apple has warned investors that it could face “material” financial penalties from the European Commission’s investigation...

    28. April 29, 2015

      Labour’s Margaret Hodge accused of hypocrisy over tax affairs

      A prominent Labour politician and a fierce critic of tax avoidance has been accused of hypocrisy after receiving shares in a...

    29. April 28, 2015

      French to probe Le Pen over ‘secret’ fund claims

      French judicial authorities are considering opening an investigation into allegations that National Front founder Jean-Marie...

    30. April 26, 2015

      India promises investors a fair deal on tax

      The administration that took office in New Delhi last year pledged to end the previous Indian government’s record of “tax...

    31. April 23, 2015

      French journalist charged for role in ‘LuxLeaks’ revelations

      A French journalist has been charged over his role in the LuxLeaks corporate tax avoidance revelations as Luxembourg...

    32. April 19, 2015

      Parties form consensus on tax avoidance crackdown

      Business is braced for a slew of new anti-avoidance measures after the UK general election next month as politicians compete...

    33. April 17, 2015

      Is it too late to disclose Swiss tax liability?

      My elderly father has a bank account in Switzerland after years of working there and I am worried that he is ignoring the...

    34. April 13, 2015

      Heir to Nina Ricci perfume fortune convicted as result of Swiss HSBC leak

      The heir to the Nina Ricci perfume and fashion fortune has been handed a three-year sentence for tax fraud in the first...

    35. April 12, 2015

      Labour to crack down on private equity managers

      A crackdown on alleged tax abuses by private equity managers has been drawn up by Labour as part of a £7.5bn plan to “come...

    36. April 12, 2015

      The $82bn listed-company tax gap

      Listed companies in developed markets are avoiding at least $82bn of tax a year by using tax havens and other minimisation...

    37. April 9, 2015

      French magistrates open formal criminal probe into HSBC

      HSBC Holdings has been placed under criminal investigation by French authorities and made to post €1bn bail over allegations...

    38. April 8, 2015

      Tax rules cut both ways, Google warns Australia

      Google has warned Australia that its biggest companies could be exposed to retaliatory rules abroad if it follows the UK in...

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