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What attractions should you visit when working across Europe?

Wednesday 30th November 2016

I’m sure most of you will automatically consider visiting the Eiffel Tower when taking a trip to France, the Colosseum in Rome or the Kremlin in Russia, but there are other locations in Europe with sites you should visit. In fact, a Reddit user recent compiled a map of suggestions based on the results when… [continue reading]

Samuel Eto’o faces ten years in jail due to tax fraud – you could be next

Monday 28th November 2016

Following our blogs on the various tax scandals of ex-Barcelona players and managers, striker Samuel Eto’o has joined the list of footballers facing charges. With many of his ex-team mates, including Lionel Messi and Neymar, either paying hefty fines or subject to possible prison terms following their own tax fraud charges, it was undoubtedly only… [continue reading]

Where in Europe is train travel better than a plane?

Friday 25th November 2016

Air travel across Europe has become so much easier in recent years that little thought is often given to alternative options such as train travel, particularly when commuting for business. However, when you factor in lengthy airport waiting times, travelling by rail can sometimes be more appealing. So where are the easiest and toughest locations… [continue reading]

It’s time to look beyond London

Thursday 24th November 2016

While London is certainly a destination of choice for many contractors, it’s also one of the worst cities to live in, according to its foreign population. According to the 2016 Internations Expat Insider report, which surveyed over 14,000 immigrants, London ranks a somewhat shameful 27th out of the 35 global cities surveyed. Why London might… [continue reading]

High-flying Sydney accountant facing charges for ‘blatant tax evasion’

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

A high profile case of tax evasion in Australia has come to a head with the country’s High Court unanimously agreeing that a high-flying Sydney accountant and several companies he is associated with were involved in ‘ blatant tax evasion ’. The accountant, Vanda Gould, was found to have used a complex structure as a… [continue reading]

French austerity cuts sees a reduction of frontline tax collectors

Monday 21st November 2016

As global governments look to reclaim finances lost to tax evasion, France has arguably taken a leap back in its action against those utilising avoidance schemes by slashing thousands of jobs for tax collectors. News has long focused on the activity of authorities across multiple locations investing more in fraud prevention strategies – including in… [continue reading]

Neymar and Co facing trial over tax evasion

Thursday 17th November 2016

Following our blog last week outlining the current misfortunes (or indeed ‘missed-fortunes’) of Alexis Sanchez, the Barcelona football team has once again made tax evasion news. This time, the team’s forward, Neymar, along with his parents and two of the club’s executives, are facing calls to stand trial for alleged corruption. This comes as investigations… [continue reading]

HSBC facing potential trial in France for tax fraud

Tuesday 15th November 2016

In the latest tax evasion developments in France, the investigation into HSBC for alleged tax fraud has culminated in prosecutors calling for the firm to face trial. This follows the formal launch of enquiries back in April 2015 which focused on looking into the possibility that the company’s Swiss subsidiary helped customers hide assets from… [continue reading]

Tax evasion in Greece costs the debt-ridden state €16 billion per year

Friday 11th November 2016

Recent data from multinational professional services firm, EY, has highlighted the true extent of Greece’s tax evasion crisis – and the figures are concerning. According to the study – which was carried out on behalf of research firm, diaNEOsis – evasion in the country costs around €16 billion per year. In a further breakdown of… [continue reading]

Sanchez makes the Barcelona teams’ tax evasion list

Wednesday 9th November 2016

Barcelona’s footballers – both old and new – have once again made headlines for tax evasion scandals. Following in the footsteps of his former team mates Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, Alexis Sanchez is facing criminal charges and a potential prison sentence if found guilty of ‘actively witholding’ taxes. An investigation has been launched into… [continue reading]