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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. News - World - FINANCE

    Global tax reform plan to crack down on tax avoidance is 'biggest in a century', OECD says

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 02:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairns OECD proposals seek to close international loopholes used by companies to avoid tax Global tax reform plan 'biggest in a century' OECD chief Angel ... billions. The secretary general said the plan, which seeks to close international loopholes used by multinational firms to avoid paying large amounts of tax, was "the most prominent step ...

  5. Businessman faces tax evasion charges

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A businessman yesterday faced 11 charges in the District Court of evading profits tax. Yu Hin-man, 48, the proprietor of Hin Lee Plastic Silk Screen Printing, a plastic and silk-screen printing firm, denied evading HK$2.6 million in tax by inflating expenditures. The prosecution alleged that Yu overstated purchases from 1994 to 1998. It also said Yu spent about HK$17 ...

  6. Firm's ex-president jailed for tax evasion

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The former president of a consultancy company, who evaded HK$350,000 in tax by not reporting more than HK$2 million in profit, was jailed for seven months and fined HK$556,000 yesterday. The sentence was suspended for three years. Raymond Chan Wah-fai, 37, who pleaded guilty on July 13 to five counts of tax evasion, was sentenced by Deputy Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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