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A New BOSS in Town: Changes to BVI Beneficial Owner Information Regime

As the British Virgin Islands (BVI) continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irma, attention is properly focused on humanitarian relief and the repair of the BVI’s physical infrastructure. 1,478 more words


Tax specialists advocate cautious response to Paradise Papers

More could be done to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, but it is important not to tar all offshore activity with the same brush in the wake of the Paradise Papers, UK tax professionals suggested. 130 more words

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UK government urged to implement public country-by-country reporting

The Paradise Papers revelations show that tax avoidance has become “a scourge on our society” and illustrate the need for public country-by-country reporting, Dame Margaret Hodge told members of the UK Parliament as she led an emergency debate November 14 while the government continued to defend its record of tackling avoidance and evasion. 123 more words

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Paradise Papers prompt new EU transparency rules

The European Union needs a quick agreement on proposed rules for lawyers, bankers and other advisers that help devise ways to aggressively cut tax bills, the European tax commissioner said on Tuesday. 188 more words

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Why Russian Oligarchs Will Be First to Leave Their Offshore Paradise (Op-ed)

The Paradise Papers could help Putin’s efforts to return capital onshore

The release of the Paradise Papers has highlighted a well-known and unpleasant fact: The rich and powerful have a tendency to hide their wealth offshore, away from the public eye. 739 more words


Sir James Dyson et. al.

Yesterday, James Dyson appeared on the Andrew Marr programme, the BBC’s flagship political Sunday morning show and it was remarkable for the lack of humanity from the subject, and the inability of the interviewer to hold that person to account. 925 more words

How Corporations and the Wealthy Avoid Taxes (and How to Stop Them) - The New York Times How Corporations and the Wealthy Avoid Taxes (and How to Stop Them)

an estimated $8.7 trillion, 11.5 percent of the entire world’s G.D.P., is held offshore by ultrawealthy households in a handful of tax shelters, and most of it isn’t being reported to the relevant tax authorities.

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