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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]

Worker classification crucial as case opens floodgate for holiday back-payment

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Worker classification and holiday pay has long been a challenge in the world of contractor placement and management. And with high-profile employment status cases making headlines – with Uber and Deliveroo just a few such examples – ensuring workers are classified correctly in order to ascertain their appropriate entitlements is now more vital than ever… [continue reading]

Tax investigations could shutdown Italian refineries

Friday 8th December 2017

If you ever wondered just how investigations into fraudulent activity could impact a company, take a look at Italian oil refinery firm, Eni. Tax investigations risk shutdown In reports last week, Eni claimed it was on the verge of shutting down operations in Italy following the seizure of assets as part of tax evasion investigations…. [continue reading]

What does the Budget mean for tax evasion?

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Philip Hammond’s latest Budget certainly got a lot of attention – including criticism for his delivery which featured many attempts at humour. However, the Budget also included a commitment to tackling tax evasion and avoidance that many might have missed. The Budget targets fraud In a move to increase government funds and finally make progress… [continue reading]

Russian billionaire facing fraud charges in France

Tuesday 5th December 2017

You might be forgiven for putting the rich and powerful on a pedestal when it comes to getting away with tax evasion, but recent history has certainly shown that no matter how much money you have to hide behind, the law will eventually catch up with you. In the latest such example, a Russian billionaire… [continue reading]