ICIJ has redefined what investigative journalism looks like in the 21st century. We have repeatedly conducted journalistic collaborations so big, so visionary and so aspirational that they are unlike any others in history.
Our Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and FinCEN Files investigations were the biggest cross-border journalism projects ever. They have shaken the establishment and led to public protests, to multiple arrests, sweeping legal reform, and official inquiries in more than 70 countries, and to the resignations of the leaders of Pakistan, Iceland and Malta after allegations of corruption.
We helped bring about the Corporate Transparency Act in the United States, hailed as the biggest anti-corruption measure since the Patriot Act of 2001. Our work has also been credited for helping bring more than 130 countries together to sign a worldwide minimum tax rate as a measure to stop giant corporations avoiding their responsibilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The territory’s secrecy rules have long attracted criminals and secretive companies created there have featured in several ICIJ investigations on offshore finance.
European lawmakers have demanded the regulator assess “whether there were breaches of either national or EU law, and to assess the actions taken by financial supervisors.”
The EU's permanent subcommittee will likely focus on corporate tax avoidance by tech companies and multinationals tax information, but not money laundering.
The man in charge of stopping criminals from laundering money has a scathing report of the world’s progress.
Vladimir Romanov allegedly looted millions of dollars from a failed bank that will now be clawed back.
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.
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.
European lawmakers have agreed to create a permanent subcommittee to investigate financial crimes, including money-laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion.
Australia’s top court has rejected a move by one of the world’s most profitable companies to stop tax officials from using the Paradise Papers.
Europe’s competition chief has provisionally concluded that Nike paid too little tax in the Netherlands for each of the past 14 years.
Authorities in the United States have more information about library card holders than the owners of registered companies and this bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants to change that.
The newly-announced European investigation into suspected illegal state aid follows ICIJ’s Paradise Papers reporting, which uncovered details of Nike’s global tax strategy.
We answer your questions relating to our 2017 investigation.
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.
Switzerland’s federal government appears poised to crack down on money laundering in the wake of Panama Papers.
Mauritian authorities have frozen 91 bank accounts linked to investor Jean-Claude Bastos, a key figure from the Paradise Papers with close connections to Angola’s former leaders.
A parliamentary committee will put the British Virgin Islands, Isle of Man and other tax havens under the microscope as part of a new inquiry.