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Romanian ‘royalty’ in tax evasion sting

Friday 29th September 2017

It’s becoming increasingly common to see high profile names feature in reports of global tax evasion investigations – indeed many of our blogs have referred to numerous celebrities, politicians and even big-name brands that have fallen foul of the law. The latest high-profile individual to find themselves at the centre of a tax evasion sting… [continue reading]

Amazon and eBay at centre of VAT fraud investigations – again

Wednesday 27th September 2017

It’s been less than a month since our blog on the Amazon tax scandal, but the global giant has once again made headlines. The firm – along with its competitor, eBay – has been accused by MPs in the UK of turning a blind eye to tax evasion as part of online VAT fraud investigations…. [continue reading]

The Fiji tax man targets supermarkets in latest crackdown

Monday 25th September 2017

It’s perhaps well known that in Fiji, tax evasion has been a bit of an issue, with a number of businesses evading payments for years. However, authorities in the country have certainly cemented their commitment to halting fraudulent activity with a number of new measures being implemented. This includes passing the Tax Administration (Amendment) (No.2)… [continue reading]

Employment Law in the UK 2017 – What’s really happening out there?

Friday 22nd September 2017

In this guest blog, Cream HR‘s Managing Director Anthony Sutton discusses how Brexit will affect employment tribunal claims: Ever since the Brexit vote writers, speculators and commentators have been filling column inches with their thoughts on what might happen to employment law and regulation after we leave the EU. Whilst it can be fun to speculate,… [continue reading]

Germany points the finger in global tax evasion clampdown

Friday 22nd September 2017

There’s been a lot of talk of cross-country collaboration in the clampdown on global tax evasion, with an impressive number of nations signing up to the Common Reporting Standard. However, it would appear that tensions are beginning to surface, with German officials pointing the finger at other member states in claims that they are being… [continue reading]

Investigations launched into possible tax evasion in Azerbaijan

Tuesday 19th September 2017

With all the goings-on in the world today, you might be forgiven for believing that tax evasion would be low down the list of priorities for many news outlets. However, case upon case has made headlines in recent times, with the latest being revelations from the Guardian about a scheme that hints at tax evasion… [continue reading]

Star poker player caught out in Serbian tax evasion case

Friday 15th September 2017

The links between gambling and tax are murky at best and laws vary an enormous amount from country to country. However, a recent case highlights the growing focus by governments around the world on clamping down on all aspects of non-compliance and reinforces why it’s critical to not even try to cut any corners when… [continue reading]

Footballer tax evasion woes continue to mount

Wednesday 13th September 2017

There’s a considerable amount of money moving around the global football industry. Indeed, just last month the amount spent in one month by any football club was smashed by both Paris St Germain and Manchester City, two of the many clubs financed by Middle Eastern billionaires. In addition, wages for elite players now hover around… [continue reading]

BRICS nations sign new tax agreement

Monday 11th September 2017

It would be fair to say that anti-tax evasion legislation has increased significantly in recent years and the market as a whole has become significantly tougher to navigate. Not only has the Common Reporting Standard been put in place by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), but the Criminal Finances Act has also… [continue reading]

The King of Chicken indicted in major African tax evasion case

Friday 8th September 2017

Colonel Sanders isn’t the only King of Chicken, Benin’s Sebastien Ajavon has his own claim to the throne, however he’s fallen fowl of the law according to reports stemming from the West African nation. But what has he been accused of and could this be the largest case of African tax evasion in history? Benin… [continue reading]