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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Ernst & Young to pay US$123m fine for tax avoidance

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Ernst & Young to pay US$123m for tax avoidance Ernst & Young has agreed to pay US$123 million in a settlement with criminal prosecutors in the US, admitting ... The episode saw four former employees sentenced in 2010 to between 20 and 36 months in jail for involvement in tax evasion and obstructing the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Two last year had ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    US fight against tax cheats wins wide support

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by AFP

    ... against tax evasion, US officials say. That many institutions in nearly 70 countries have registered to work under the rules of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca), which ... and this success will help us in our goal of stopping tax evasion and narrowing the tax gap," said Robert Stack, the Treasury's deputy assistant secretary for international tax affairs. Looking ...

  3. Income tax plans find little favour

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... of the population for the first time. Small salaries, unreported income and tax evasion means that less than 5 per cent of the workforce currently pays income tax. The prospect of paying the taxman ... For the first time, most citizens will pay Having survived war and decades of poverty, Vietnamese citizens are now facing a more common scourge: income tax. Vietnam's Ministry ...

  4. Nanjing developers dodge $47m in tax

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and delaying tax payments. Tax evasion is a serious problem on the mainland. Officials said in July that China had lost more than 30 billion yuan annually in recent years due to tax avoidance ... spokesman said it was shocked when auditors found 87 of the 88 developers in the city had falsified their books to avoid paying taxes. 'Property development is a lucrative business and we ...

  5. Taxpayers understate $4.47b of earnings, profits

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and profits stood at $3.8 billion. But the number of tax avoidance cases completed so far was on a par with last year's, with 191 in the 11 months of the current financial year compared with 213 for the whole of last year. In a separate reply to Democrat Sin Chung-kai, the department also said that it would tackle the work arising from the goods and services tax consultation through internal ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tax evasion in Pakistan is a way of life

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by SYED FAZL-E-HAIDER

    ... Syed Fazl-e-Haider Syed Fazl-e-Haider says the country operates on loans, as neither the rich nor officials pay Tax evasion everywhere you turn in Pakistan The rich in Pakistan continually avoid paying tax, leaving the government to depend on aid from other countries. Officials have developed an expertise in running the country on loans and donations. Elite groups of society ...

  7. News - World - FRANCE

    Francois Hollande faces pressure over pal's Caymans investment

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... But the revelation comes at a bad time for Hollande, whose government is in crisis following the shock admission by Jerome Cahuzac, the former budget minister and tax tsar, that he had hidden €600,000 (HK$597,200) in a secret account and repeatedly lied about it. Hollande was elected on promises to crack down on those who move their money abroad, toughen rules on tax havens, make the world ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    British tax authorities investigate list of HSBC accounts in Jersey

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Department of Justice for allegedly helping American clients evade taxes. HSBC said in May that penalties to settle the tax-evasion probe could be "significant". The Swiss unit had suffered ... British tax authorities are investigating a list of more than 4,000 British residents who have bank accounts with HSBC Holdings, the country's biggest lender, in the offshore tax ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    13 banks in spotlight after Credit Suisse penalty in US tax probes

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Newark 13 banks face rising stakes after rival lender's guilty plea marks watershed in American crackdown on offshore evasion Credit Suisse offers map in U.S. tax probes Thirteen Swiss banks face rising stakes in criminal tax evasion probes after Credit Suisse Group set a new standard for punishment in the United States crackdown on offshore tax evasion. Julius ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    US whistle-blower Bradley Birkenfeld gets US$104m in UBS tax evasion case

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Whistle-blower jailed after revealing tax evasion wins biggest ever federal payout US$104m for banker who lifted lid on UBS Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker who went ... it fostered tax evasion from 2000 to 2007 and turn over data on 250 Swiss accounts. UBS later agreed to provide information on another 4,450 accounts. Since then, at least 33,000 Americans have ...




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