Paradise Papers

New study raises red flags on tax haven role in environmental destruction
Scilla Alecci · August 13, 2018

Tax havens – and the financial secrecy they provide – may bolster industries tied to Amazon deforestation and the unsustainable management of natural resources, a new study has found.

How investigative journalism exposed the Swiss tax ‘rip off’
Martha M. Hamilton · August 7, 2018

ICIJ member Oliver Zihlmann is part of a team of investigative reporters working to bring change to one of the most important tax havens in the world.

Loopholes in UK company register show crime can still flourish, study finds
Will Fitzgibbon · August 2, 2018

Corrupt politicians, fraudsters and money launderers could still be avoiding detection, an analysis by nonprofit Global Witness has found.

Leading Republican Senator joins call for Ross ethics probe
Sasha Chavkin · July 17, 2018

The Senate Commerce Committee chair has become the first Republican to join calls for an investigation of Ross’ finances and ethics disclosures.

Turkish President’s Allies In Press Freedom Attack Over Paradise Papers Reporting
Will Fitzgibbon · July 16, 2018

Close political allies and a family member of Recep Tayyip Erdogan are suing a journalist and her newspaper not for inaccuracies, but for alleged damage to their reputations.

IRS spent $380m but took ‘limited or no action’ on offshore tax dodges
Spencer Woodman · July 16, 2018

The U.S. government took “limited or no action” to battle secret offshore holdings, despite spending $380 million on a new initiative.

How French journalists used the Offshore Leaks database to find local stories
Cecile S. Gallego · July 6, 2018

A collaborative investigation has exposed what they describe as “the banality” of tax evasion costing France millions of euros each year.

How ICIJ deals with massive data dumps like the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers
Pierre Romera and Cecile S. Gallego · July 3, 2018

Often we face the challenge of digging through gigantic amounts of data. Here’s how we make this endeavor more efficient and less time consuming.

I gave a TEDx Talk about taxation and everyone stayed awake
Simon Bowers · July 2, 2018

Explaining the contortions that multinational corporations put themselves through to avoid taxes is a journalistic challenge. Here’s one way to overcome it.

Ross shorted Russian-linked shipping company ahead of Paradise Papers
Sasha Chavkin · June 18, 2018

The U.S. Commerce Secretary shorted stock in Navigator Holdings just days after reporters informed him they were about to reveal his holdings in the firm.