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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong and South Korea sign tentative deal to fight tax cheats

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 03:11pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... agreement (CDTA) with South Korea. Under the deal, the South Korean government will have access to information held by Hong Kong’s financial agencies on Korean citizens suspected of tax evasion ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com Hong Kong and South Korea signed a tentative tax deal which allows Seoul to obtain information on suspected Korean tax evaders, South Korea’s finance ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Swiss-US deal lifts cloak on tax cheats

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... on tax cheats Switzerland and the US are close to announcing an agreement that could expose Americans who have used Swiss banks to avoid paying taxes. The deal will also end a long dispute over ... fine and to hand over information on 4,450 accounts to resolve accusations that it had helped wealthy US clients avoid taxes. When the Swiss rejected US demands for information from additional ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron urges overseas tax havens to help fight levy evasion

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Britain's efforts to fight tax evasion and avoidance. Cameron sent a letter to 10 British crown dependencies and overseas territories regarding the "critical" issues of tax information ... evasion and aggressive tax avoidance a priority for the G8 Summit which the UK is hosting next month," he wrote. "With one month to go, this is the critical moment to get our own houses ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Swiss bankers stay home amid US global tax evasion manhunt

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 11:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva As a US hunt for tax evaders and their accomplices gains momentum, many Swiss bankers are afraid to go abroad for fear of arrest, one business leader said. ... Switzerland, the paper reported. The long-time tax haven’s banks are believed to have accepted tens of billions of undeclared dollars from US citizens, though they now refuse such money, and several ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tax havens in spotlight as nine countries sign up to international tax protocols

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... developments" had persuaded Austria of "the importance of such cross-border co-operation in order to minimise the opportunity for international tax avoidance and evasion". However, ... general Angel Gurria said rewriting international tax rules was one of the great challenges for finance ministers. "The rules which we have built since the 1920s were meant to avoid double ...

  6. News - World - EUROPEAN UNION

    EU leaders face tough talks at tax-fraud summit

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 06:04pm by AFP

    ... budgetary constraints and expenditure cuts, combating tax fraud and evasion is more than an issue of tax fairness Herman Van Rompuy, EU summit chairman “In times of tight budgetary constraints and expenditure cuts, combating tax fraud and evasion is more than an issue of tax fairness,” said EU summit chairman Herman Van Rompuy in his letter of invitation to the bloc’s leaders. The fight for tax ...

  7. News - World - FRANCE

    French ministers forced to declare assets in 'great naming and shaming'

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, the man in charge of rooting out tax evasion, who was found to have money hidden away in a Swiss bank account. Cahuzac had denied the accusations eye-to-eye with Hollande and in front of the National Assembly, but eventually confessed to having the account. He is now under formal investigation for "laundering the proceeds of tax evasion ...

  8. News - World - ITALY

    Italian court fines Dolce & Gabbana for hiding millions in income

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... thereby avoiding paying Italian taxes of around €420 million. Prosecutors have argued that setting up the Luxembourg company Gado- an acronym of the surnames of the two designers- while ... billion) plus interest for failing to declare millions of euros in revenue to tax authorities, local media reported. The international fashion giant, whose celebrity clients include Beyonce ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore boosts measures against global tax cheats

    Posted May 14th 2013, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... trying to hide assets in the city-state. The move comes as the United States and developed countries in Europe intensify efforts to ferret out citizens who avoid paying taxes by parking ... information from banks on accounts of suspected tax dodgers at the request of a foreign government. From July 1 it will be a criminal offence in Singapore to handle proceeds from tax evasion. “There ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Switzerland frees banks to settle US tax evasion cases

    Posted May 30th 2013, 01:46pm by Reuters

    ... failed to win more clarity from Washington on what settlements they might now expect. Opposition in parliament could yet block the measure. Five months after US action over tax evasion led ... heavy fire since the financial crisis as cash-strapped governments around the world have clamped down on tax evasion, with authorities probing Swiss banks in Germany and France as well ...




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