Tax havens

HSBC To Pay $192m Penalty For Helping Americans Evade Taxes
Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 11, 2019

Switzerland’s HSBC Private Bank admitted to encouraging wealthy Americans to hide $1.26 billion in assets from U.S. tax authorities.

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.

The Laundromat screening taps into DC’s focus on whistleblowers
Martha M. Hamilton · September 27, 2019

Whistleblowing was the topic of the night at a screening of the Panama Papers-inspired film, just hours after the announcement of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.

Laundromat Premiere: ‘Fun Movie, Dirty Business’ Say Streep and Soderbergh
Hamish Boland-Rudder · September 2, 2019

The Hollywood stars used the opening of the Panama Papers-inspired film to call attention to tax haven corruption and to the bravery of journalists fighting to expose wrongdoing.

Five Companies That Went Thousands of Miles to Use Mauritius
Delphine Reuter · August 6, 2019

Here are five companies that illustrate the vast geographic reach of Mauritius as a tax haven.

Luxury Spas and Hotels Lavish Guests While Depriving Tax Collectors
Will Fitzgibbon · July 30, 2019

The documents of a single spa and hotel chain open a window onto the $171 billion luxury industry, whose tax practices have been under scrutiny for years.

Tax Treaties Scrutinized, Re-negotiated in Wake of Mauritius Leaks Investigation
Will Fitzgibbon · July 29, 2019

Within hours of the publication of the ICIJ investigation, officials from the island tax haven huddled to respond to the exposé of its offshore sector.  

What’s a tax treaty and why should I care?
Will Fitzgibbon · July 25, 2019

What are all these ‘double taxation agreements’ or ‘tax treaties’ we keep seeing in Mauritius Leaks?

Treasure Island: Leak Reveals How Mauritius Siphons Tax From Poor Nations to Benefit Elites
Will Fitzgibbon · July 23, 2019

Based on 200,000 files, Mauritius Leaks exposes a sophisticated system that diverts tax revenue from poor nations back to the coffers of Western corporations and African oligarchs.

It Takes a Village to Create a Tax Dodge
Antonio Cucho · July 23, 2019

Welcome to Mauritius! Scroll down to see how a group of professionals help corporate giants flee taxes offshore.