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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. April 7, 2015

      Labour pledges to end non-dom tax loophole

      Britain’s 200-year-old “non-domicile” regime, a tax rule exploited by wealthy executives, Russian oligarchs and the jet-set,...

    9. April 7, 2015

      Has 200-year-old tax loophole met its Waterloo?

      Labour wants to abolish the non-dom tax status. What is it and who will be affected? The rules for “non-doms” — or...

    10. March 30, 2015

      Swiss bank BSI to pay $211m in US tax evasion probe

      Swiss private bank BSI will pay a $211m penalty as the first financial institution to resolve a tax probe in a landmark US...

    11. March 26, 2015

      MPs call for radical reduction in use of UK tax relief

      The Treasury often shows a “worrying lack of curiosity” about the cost of tax reliefs, according to MPs who have called for...

    12. March 19, 2015

      Treasury announces tax crackdown rules

      A new offence that will see companies charged if they fail to prevent tax evasion was announced on Thursday, as the Treasury...

    13. March 19, 2015

      Lord Green ‘regrets’ HSBC Swiss tax scandal

      Lord Green, the former HSBC chairman, has spoken publicly for the first time about the tax evasion scandal that engulfed...

    14. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Old masters no longer count as wasting assets

      The most obscure tax loophole to be blocked in the Budget was inspired by a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, the English...

    15. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Crackdown on diverting profits offshore

      George Osborne has pressed ahead with a tax on multinationals that divert profits offshore and pledged to raise £3.1bn over...

    16. March 18, 2015

      Brussels moves to crack down on corporate tax evasion

      The European Commission has moved to step up its crackdown on corporate tax evasion by unveiling a plan to force all 28 EU...

    17. March 17, 2015

      Solicitors criticise ‘premature’ tax avoidance proposals

      Proposed penalties for “serial users” of tax avoidance schemes have been criticised by lawyers, who denounced them as...

    18. March 15, 2015

      ‘Hard core’ tax dodgers to face strong crackdown

      New penalties for “hard core” tax dodgers are set to be announced in this week’s Budget, as George Osborne prepares to...

    19. March 14, 2015

      Lib Dems promise crackdown on tax dodgers

      Danny Alexander has hit out at tax avoidance, comparing it to benefit fraud, and promising that a crackdown on “tax dodgers”...

    20. March 13, 2015

      Tax scheme investors face redress dilemma

      Investors facing tax demands for their participation in disputed avoidance schemes should pursue claims against their...

    21. March 13, 2015

      French prosecutor recommends criminal trial for HSBC

      France’s financial state prosecutor has recommended that HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm face criminal trial on charges...

    22. March 12, 2015

      Mass flight from tax feared without freelance clamp

      An estimated 55,000 employees would go freelance to save tax if contentious anti-avoidance rules were scrapped, according to...

    23. March 12, 2015

      On a tax avoidance tour of London

      “I support the tax-dodging bill” badges are handed to the group of 20, gathering by the Eros statue in London’s Piccadilly....

    24. March 10, 2015

      How HSBC chairman Flint can restore accountability at his bank

      Is Europe’s biggest bank too big to manage? Or have its management and board simply not been up to the job? Politicians and...

    25. March 9, 2015

      Hodge and Fairhead clash over HSBC tax scandal

      Margaret Hodge urged the head of the BBC Trust to resign on Monday, accusing her of being either “incredibly naive or...

    26. March 9, 2015

      HMRC moves to ostracise tax avoidance promoters

      Promoters of arrangements that fall foul of tax rules will be subjected to financial and reputational penalties that aim to...

    27. March 6, 2015

      Deadline looms for employee benefit trust users

      Taxpayers who have been paid through disputed trust arrangements have been warned they may face payment demands from the UK...

    28. March 6, 2015

      HMRC nets £1.1bn as it doubles take from probes at multinationals

      HM Revenue & Customs raked in £1.1bn from challenging the pricing of multinational companies’ internal deals in 2013-14 —...

    29. March 2, 2015

      Corporate aristocracy holding out against tax revolution

      In pre-revolutionary France aristocrats were exempt from direct taxation. On present trends the world’s elite corporations...

    30. March 1, 2015

      The madness of King George III’s non-dom tax system

      Much has changed in the world since William Pitt the Younger was prime minister and the United Kingdom was at war with...

    31. February 27, 2015

      Stricter UK rules have not entirely rubbed out tax avoidance

      When MPs grilled Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of HSBC banking group this week, his tax arrangements were attacked as...

    32. February 27, 2015

      Setback for HMRC tax avoidance push

      The tax authority’s counter-avoidance campaign took a knock this week after judges upheld the legitimacy of a scheme that...

    33. February 25, 2015

      UK tax authority summons law enforcers over HSBC data

      Britain’s tax authority has called law enforcement agencies to a meeting early next week to assess whether there are grounds...

    34. February 25, 2015

      HSBC chiefs grilled by MPs over tax scandal

      Have you dodged tax? Are you a fat cat? Why haven’t you resigned? These are some of the questions that MPs put to HSBC’s top...

    35. February 25, 2015

      HSBC inquisition leaves questions unanswered

      Stuart Gulliver has in many ways been his own worst enemy. Few doubt his abilities. Over a 35-year career at HSBC, the...

    36. February 25, 2015

      Report links McDonald’s to EU tax avoidance scandal

      McDonald’s has been linked to the growing scandal of tax avoidance within the EU after the fast-food group was accused of...

    37. February 25, 2015

      HSBC, the bank that ran aground while overseas

      Stuart Gulliver’s crisp explanation this week of why he once held his annual bonuses in a Swiss private bank account via a...

    38. February 25, 2015

      Ex-Greek minister on trial over HSBC accounts

      Former Greek finance minister George Papaconstantinou went on trial on Wednesday charged with removing relatives from a list...

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