Tax Evasion

Tax-News.com: Nordea Bank Concludes Panama Papers Probe

Following an internal investigation, Nordea Bank S.A. has announced that its Luxembourg unit did not encourage clients to evade taxes by establishing corporate structures registered offshore.
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Tax-News.com: New Zealand To Set Up Register Of Foreign Trusts

The New Zealand Government announced on July 13 that it would create a register of foreign trusts, searchable only by regulatory agencies.
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Tax-News.com: EC Begins Panama Papers Inquiry

The European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance, and Tax Evasion (PANA) has announced the appointment of its chair and four vice chairs. The constitutive meeting of PANA took place on July 12, 2016.

Tax-News.com: MEPs Support Tough New Anti-Avoidance Regime

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have backed proposals for a package of anti-avoidance measures that includes a tax haven blacklist, sanctions against "uncooperative jurisdictions," and An EU-wide withholding tax.
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Messi Handed Jail Term for Tax Fraud

Soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced by a court in Spain to 21 months in prison on tax-fraud charges, though the FC Barcelona attacker is unlikely to see the inside of a jail cell.
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Tax-News.com: European Commission Announces New Anti-Avoidance Measures

In response to the publication of the Panama Papers, the European commission has proposed new measures to improve transparency and better facilitate the exchange of information between tax authorities.

Lionel Messi and father to appeal 21 month prison sentences for tax fraud

Lionel Messi and his father are to appeal their prison sentences given to them by a Spanish court for tax fraud.
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Tax-News.com: Canada Begins New Anti-Tax Evasion Work

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has published a study on methods for estimating the "tax gap," as part of a broader government commitment to establishing a figure for Canada. In April, the Government announced it would invest more than CAD444m (USD343m) to enhance The CRA's ability to detect, audit, and prosecute tax evaders.
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How far have we come in the fight against corruption?

According to The UK government, this summit (the first of its kind) aims to punish the perpetrators of Corruption, support those affected and drive out the "culture of Corruption" wherever it exists. While these goals are rather vague, numerous civil society agents have more concrete demands. What are people asking for?
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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.

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