Canada introduces fingerprint policy for fraudsters

Monday 27th February 2017

In a slightly unusual (and controversial) move in the fight against tax evasion, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is introducing a new system – which is due to take effect next month – whereby tax evaders have their fingerprints recorded. Interestingly as part of this development those accused, but necessarily convicted of fraud, face going… [continue reading]

6CATS Launch Party

Thursday 23rd February 2017

The 6CATS launch party (despite being on the same night as Storm Doris!) was very well attended by the glitterati of the recruitment industry. Star of the show was a ‘human cat’ and a competition was run throughout the evening on twitter for the best photo with her. The location was the ultra-cool McQueen bar… [continue reading]

Retired American business professor caught up between tax authorities

Thursday 23rd February 2017

In a rather interesting development in the world of tax news, a retired business professor who pleaded guilty to tax evasion has found himself in the middle of a fight between tax authorities. Dan Horsky from New York admitted to fraud back in November 2016, having hid assets and income worth up to $200 million… [continue reading]

Which countries will have the most powerful economies in the future?

Monday 20th February 2017

The future is arguably uncertain across Europe – a sentiment that is now relatively common across the globe as it becomes increasingly difficult to predict what will happen in some of the continent’s most powerful economies. However, some of the best economists will always continue to outline their predictions as to what will happen in… [continue reading]

Why contracting in Switzerland could become more complex

Friday 17th February 2017

Contracting in Switzerland will naturally appeal to many professionals – with its access to multiple booming industries, its highly rated living standards and of course the idyllic scenery. However, business operations, tax legislation and employment regulations in Switzerland are complex. And if local residents choose to vote for reform, this intricacy will only worsen. The… [continue reading]

Head of Deutsche Bank Israel arrested over suspected tax evasion

Thursday 16th February 2017

Once again, a tax evasion claim has been made against an individual and company that should, if the allegations are true, know better. According to local reports, Boaz Schwartz, head of Deutsche Bank Israel, was arrested earlier this month having allegedly avoided payments worth tens of millions of shekels. A million dollar scandal It’s claimed… [continue reading]

What the IR35 changes mean for public sector contractors

Monday 13th February 2017

Professionals in the public sector will have been waiting with bated breath in recent months to find out exactly what the IR35 changes mean for contractors and when these will come into play. In an overview published this month, HMRC confirmed that not only will the changes come into force for the next financial year,… [continue reading]

India finds 1.8 million suspect transactions in tax amnesty

Friday 10th February 2017

Back in October last year, India announced a tax amnesty designed to clampdown on fraud and reclaim billions lost to evasion. At the time, reports suggested that the action was an ‘unqualified success’ at tackling the long standing and robust underground economy which sees huge sums avoid taxation partly because of India’s heavy reliance on… [continue reading]

Want to work in an inclusive environment? Try contracting in Norway

Wednesday 8th February 2017

When looking to relocate for work it’s perhaps fair that a contractor will want to feel welcome and included both in and out of the office. For those placing particular emphasis on this, it’s probably worth considering contracting in Norway, which topped the list of inclusive countries in the latest annual Inclusive Growth and Development… [continue reading]

Why getting to know you tax partner is so important

Thursday 2nd February 2017

I’m sure we’ve all been in this situation before. You’re embarking on something new, whether it be personal or professional, you’re not sure where to start or what to do, so you seek out expert advice for multiple sources – including a tax partner. And in a world where a barrage of information is available… [continue reading]