Offshore secrecy

Panama Papers and the ‘thin line’ for legal tax dodging
Ritu Sarin, P Vaidyanathan Iyer and Jay Mazoomdaar · November 12, 2019

It’s a thin line that separates tax evasion, which is outright illegal, and tax avoidance, which may or may not be legal.

How global collaboration can be a shield against litigation
David Leigh · October 30, 2019

When HSBC’s lawyers faced off against reporters prior to the publication of the Swiss Leaks investigation, their initial approach was to make legal threats.

US poised to crack down on anonymous shell companies
Sasha Chavkin · October 23, 2019

The United States is one step closer to putting an end to anonymous shell companies with the Corporate Transparency Act passing the House of Representatives.

Cayman Signals Willingness to Abandon Corporate Secrecy – But Not Yet
Simon Bowers · October 10, 2019

One of the world’s most important tax havens said it will slowly move towards revealing the individuals behind tens of thousands of offshore companies.

Luxembourg falls further behind EU AML rules
Douglas Dalby · September 12, 2019

Luxembourg has approved a further delay for companies to register their beneficial ownership details after 53% of affected entities failed to meet the original deadline.

Paradise islands vow reform but devil is in the missing detail
Douglas Dalby · June 24, 2019

Facing the threat of being blacklisted by the European Union, three British islands synonymous with aiding tax avoidance say they plan to embrace greater transparency.

FBI says ‘we must learn from the Panama Papers’
Douglas Dalby · May 24, 2019

Allowing the owners of shell companies to hide their identities from United States authorities constitutes a “significant loophole” in the country’s ability to tackle money laundering and illicit financing, a senior FBI official.

‘You have a wallet, right?’: Rutger Bregman on his Davos moment, and taxation ‘hypocrisy’
Razzan Nakhlawi · April 22, 2019

After Bregman’s taxation rant at the World Economic Forum blew up, we sat down to talk tax hikes on the super-rich.

NepaLeaks: On the trail of money flowing from Nepal to tax havens, then back to Nepal
Scilla Alecci · March 20, 2019

Here are the top findings and cartoons from the first investigation, dubbed NepaLeaks, into how money moves from Nepal offshore.

Treaty to ‘dodge Kenyan tax’ deemed unconstitutional
Will Fitzgibbon · March 18, 2019

Kenya’s High Court has struck down a tax agreement with offshore haven Mauritius, a potentially significant precedent for other African nations’ efforts to staunch billions of dollars in lost revenue.