Facilitating Tax Evasion

Member states fail to reach deal to tackle company tax avoidance

European Union finance ministers failed on Wednesday (25 May) to agree new rules to counter tax avoidance and deferred until June a possible deal on clamping down on schemes by multinational companies to disproportionately reduce tax bills.

European Commissioner Defends Inquiries of Tax Deals

The European official investigating special tax deals for multinational companies defended her inquiries Monday, deflecting U.S. accusations she is disproportionately targeting U.S. companies.

EU shuts down Belgium tax breaks for multinationals

In the latest Brussels crackdown on tax avoidance, it ruled that the benefit to some 35 multinational companies was illegal and breached The European Union's rules on state aid to companies.
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Panama Papers: Denmark to buy leaked data

Denmark will buy data leaked from the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, Taxation Minister Karsten Lauritzen has announced.
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Government accused of facilitating tax avoidance by vulture funds

THE GOVERNMENT HAS been accused of facilitating wholesale tax avoidance after it emerged that a vulture capital firm is liable to be taxed on just €1,000 of its €4.5 million profit.
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Tax avoidance: Accountants face tougher penalties

Accountants or advisers who help people bend the rules to gain a tax advantage never intended face tougher fines under new penalties proposed by The Treasury.
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Panama Papers: Pieth says officials are in denial as he quits

Mark Pieth stood down as an advisor to Panama's government The Swiss anti-Corruption expert, Mark Pieth, has told The BBC he resigned from the Panama Papers commission because of government interference.

Panama Papers: Pieth says officials are in denial as he quits

The Swiss anti-Corruption expert, Mark Pieth, has told The BBC he resigned from the Panama Papers commission because of government interference. Mr Pieth said officials told him that they would have final say on whether to publish the panel's findings on the offshore Tax evasion scandal.

Revealed: the secret bases of Scotland 's 25,000 hidden tax haven firms

The Sunday Herald reveals the PO Boxes across the country used as “virtual HQs” for thousands of Limited Partnerships - the secretive Scottish shell companies advertised as “offshore” tax shelters and increasingly linked with international allegations of money-laundering, Corruption and organised crime.
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Streit um Steuer-Dokumente: Gutachter wirft EU-Kommission Rechtsbruch vor

The EU Commission refuses for months to disclose documents relating to tax dumping. A legal opinion concludes that this is unlawful - and a deputy now complains against the Commission.
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