The Paradise Papers was ICIJ’s 2017 global investigation into the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.
After years of stalled efforts, a new draft resolution submitted to the General Assembly calls for a global tax body that could set international tax standards and stamp out corporate tax dodging.
ICIJ’s Paradise Papers and Pandora Papers investigations had previously exposed the popstar’s web of shell companies in offshore jurisdictions.
Paradise Papers reveal how billionaire Andrei Skoch financed the acquisition of luxury assets including a yacht now targeted by U.S. sanctions, while offshore law firm Appleby disregarded his alleged ties to Russian criminal groups.
ICIJ's media partners have used the Pandora Papers, FinCEN Files and Paradise and Panama Papers to uncover numerous secret networks of Russian oligarchs, businesspeople and more.
What’s an oligarch? How do sanctions work? What have ICIJ investigations revealed about Vladimir Putin and his money? We answer frequently asked questions about Russia and offshore finance.
ICIJ’s vast trove of leaked financial data features details on Russian oligarchs, billionaires and political power players, including members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, who are coming under increased scrutiny in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
For a decade, ICIJ has revealed the financial secrets of Russia’s most powerful people. Our team is mining millions of leaked files for new revelations.
Elites close to Vladimir Putin have funneled billions through tax havens to evade scrutiny and oversight. Lawyers, proxies and bankers across the world made it possible.
While the OECD has trumpeted the agreement as a “major victory,” civil society groups have slammed the deal for pandering to tax havens at the expense of poorer nations.
The footwear giant argued that it’s being singled out after the Paradise Papers investigation revealed its Dutch tax arrangements.
After a decade of exposés and scandals, leaders from more than 100 countries have agreed to a minimum tax rate for multinational companies to pay wherever they operate.
For two decades, the multinational mass media conglomerate took advantage of tax havens in a global “game of cat and mouse,” Dutch researchers find.
The deal has been praised as a historic step in ending the ‘race-to-the-bottom’ between tax havens, but will need international backing to move forward.
The new rules will force multinational companies to report tax information for each EU country where they operate, but leave out most of their operations in the rest of the world.
The European Commission’s latest attempt to tackle corporate tax dodging and profit shifting would require unanimous approval by EU member states, some of which serve as tax havens.
The Biden administration says that investing $80 billion to beef up IRS enforcement will pay for itself by recouping a projected $700 billion over the next decade.
On the fifth anniversary of the Panama Papers’ launch, experts say there’s been progress in the fight against dirty money — but much more is needed.
The new analysis is based on corporation data first released in 2020 as part of an OECD-coordinated effort to tackle tax avoidance worldwide.
Dan Gertler was first frozen out of the U.S. financial system in 2017 after Paradise Papers exposed how he helped secure lucrative mining rights for commodities giant Glencore.
An investment scheme involving tycoon Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais exposed in ICIJ’s Paradise Papers investigation bore “obvious” risks of possible corruption, a Jersey court finds.
ICIJ and the Global Alliance for Tax Justice among nominees that also include Committee to Protect Journalists, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny and climate activist Greta Thunberg.
The territory, whose shell companies have repeatedly played a role in notorious global crime schemes, also may be blacklisted by the EU after the Brexit deal.
After three decades as an investigative journalist, ICIJ member and longtime collaborator Harvey Cashore says a passion for justice is key for any reporter who wants to succeed.
The long-sought reforms, effectively ending anonymous shell companies, were included in an annual defense spending bill approved by both houses of Congress with veto-proof margins.
Paradise Papers revealed the suspected radical, a Viennese entrepreneur, was listed as the director of shell companies in the British Virgin Islands, Malta, and the Bahamas.