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Partner of Tory peer moves tax avoidance business to Panama

Friday 12th January 2018

The global clampdown on tax havens has seen many individuals steer clear of the likes of Panama and the Isle of Man as international authorities place increasing pressure on the governments of these locations to reassess tax laws and prevent fraud. However, there are some who are perhaps less concerned with the negative connotations associated… [continue reading]

HMRC top tax fraud investigations revealed

Thursday 11th January 2018

January is often a time to reflect on the last 12 months as many of us begin our plans for the New Year. And for news website, International Advisor, it was the actions of HM Revenue & Customs in 2017 that proved rather interesting. HMRC’s successful year According to an article on the site, last… [continue reading]

Ryanair once again makes headlines over tax concerns

Monday 8th January 2018

It was only a few months ago that we were discussing the tax concerns of Ryanair as the airline and its associated recruitment firms in Ireland faced inquiries over the use of a rather complex working model. However, it would appear that the Ryanair scandal isn’t over yet, with the firm once again making tax… [continue reading]

Questions raised over IKEA’s Dutch tax affairs

Friday 5th January 2018

It’s the time of year when many of us might be thinking of shops such as IKEA and wondering what January sales we can take advantage of. However, it seems that the firm is currently front of mind for all the wrong reasons following revelations that the European Union has launched investigations into IKEA’s Dutch… [continue reading]

French comedian facing tax evasion trial

Sunday 31st December 2017

In previous blogs we’ve uncovered some of the more complex tax evasion schemes that have been used by well-known celebrities and global brands. But it would appear that some individuals have opted for rather more simple attempts at fraud. Hiding money, quite literally A well-known French comedian, Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala, is facing trial for a number… [continue reading]

Tax investigators take on cryptocurrency

Friday 29th December 2017

While still relatively new, cryptocurrency is growing in popularity, and with it comes the increased potential to hide fraudulent activity. However, according to recent reports, international governments are now setting their sights on this digital currency as the clampdown on tax evasion intensifies. The growth of cryptocurrency As the digital world becomes increasingly integrated into… [continue reading]

Poland demonstrates success in tax evasion reduction

Friday 22nd December 2017

In recent months many of our blogs have highlighted cases of people and businesses caught out in fraudulent schemes and the investigations that authorities have undertaken in the fight against tax evasion. But what impact is all this activity really having on governments worldwide? If Poland’s success is anything to go by, the results are… [continue reading]

EU publishes first ever tax haven blacklist

Thursday 21st December 2017

As the fallout from the Paradise Papers continues, the EU has announced its first ever tax haven blacklist of countries it deems to be failing to meet wider international standards in the fight against fraud. Tax haven blacklist: who made the cut? In total 17 countries were named and shamed for a lack of transparency… [continue reading]

Gucci’s offices searched in tax evasion investigations

Wednesday 20th December 2017

As we near the holiday season many children are perhaps doing their best to make Santa’s nice list, but if recent reports are correct, fashion house Gucci could be making the naughty category. News announced earlier this month revealed that the company has been subject to a number of raids in tax evasion investigations. Gucci… [continue reading]

Rapper ‘guilty’ in tax fraud charge

Friday 15th December 2017

There have been numerous cases of the rich and famous becoming tied up in tax evasion scandals. Indeed, barely week goes by without one celebrity or well-known brand making headlines for fraudulent behaviour. The latest individual to make news is rapper DMX who pleaded guilty at the end of November to tax fraud. DMX in… [continue reading]