Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings.
From Cape Verde’s white-sand beaches to Niger’s vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow.
Donald Trump’s pick to lead the IRS has plenty of offshore experience, but critics question whether his allegiances lie with the tax agency or those seeking to dodge its reach.
New data from the Paradise Papers will allow you to explore more information on companies registered in the Cook Islands, Samoa and Malta.
Switzerland has delayed and the U.S. has refused to take part in reforms aimed at curbing financial secrecy, according to the Tax Justice Network’s new Financial Secrecy Index.