~ 265 Cafe - Peter Martin in the Sydney Morning Herald
But, but, but the new management wanted to change the perception about outsourcing ... (Overhead on Pitt Street)
Australia suspends World Vision funding over allegations its Gaza representative funneled millions to Hamas
Convicted former Labor minister Eddie Obeid has had his sentencing for misconduct in public office delayed by weeks and separate criminal proceedings postponed for months after his lawyers argued he had suffered a stroke and was too ill to proceed. "It's not a delaying tactic at all," Obeid's barrister, Brad Hughes, SC, told the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday Eddie Obeid
Obeid on humiliation by ICAC
Mr Alan White: Shadow State: Inside the Secret Companies that Run Britain
EU tax haven blacklist: NZ under investigation
Jack Townsend, Tax Court Includes Title 18 Fines and Forfeitures from Tax Crimes in Whistleblower Collected Proceeds. Mr. Townsend identifies the errant taxpayer whose whistle was blown
It’s election season, and that means we’re going to get a lot of people bemoaning the “length” of the tax code. But you know who actually has to read all of it? Tax Lawyers, that’s who. And they know why it’s so long too Tax firm power rankings
Ingenious hits back at HMRC in tax avoidance row
World’s Largest Banks Endorse Ending Anonymous Shell Companies
Bank of Italy to close AS PrivatBank branch over money-laundering breaches
Bitcoin, the preferred currency of both the nerd you cheated off in ninth grade and his crystal meth dealer, is one of those technologies that just won’t go away. The “cryptocurrency” discovered by computational “digging” brings goldbugs that one delicious step closer to a privatized monetary supply full of wild speculative bubbles and devastating crashes, just like Ayn Rand would have wanted. But beyond Bitcoin proper, the technology involved, known as “Blockchain,” could influence the way we do business in any number of ways.
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UK is most corrupt country in the world, says mafia expert Roberto Saviano Independent
Frank Putrino, Partner, and Damian Preshaw, a KPMG consultant, look at developments in transfer pricing since 2012 and examine Australia’s plans for further changes.
The NYT provides a handy graphic, using political party affiliation as a proxy for tax-and-spend policies. The red states tend to favour “cut and extract”, while the blue states tend to favour more tax and public investment.
Opioid-related insurance claims rose more than 3,000 percent 2007 to 2014 CNBC
Eight years after they helped wreck the economy, Ireland sends 3 bankers to prison Washington Post
The New Thorn in the Sides of Big Banks Wall Street Journal
The Case for Corruption Why Washington needs more honest graft
Herlin-Karnell, Ester and Ryder, Nicholas, The Robustness of EU Financial Crimes Legislation: A Critical Review of the EU and UK Anti-Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme (May 2016). European Business Law Review, 2017, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2816980
The Tax Office has dramatically stepped up its campaign against profit shifting by big miners, amid fears that the huge growth in LNG exports from the North-West Shelf will trigger a new wave of marketing hubs in Singapore and Switzerland... Deputy Commissioner Jeremy Hirschhorn told the Financial Review on Tuesday that marketing hubs were one of the biggest threats facing the tax system and the Tax Office was sending a message to company boards of the risks in using them.
PDF - Offshore hubs draft practical compliance guideline
ATO issues new warnings for large companies and multinationals
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has provided guidance in Large businesses: publish your tax strategy for United Kingdom (UK) businesses with group turnover above £200m or balance sheet over £2bn requiring them to make their tax strategy public.
Revealed: 25,000 tax haven firms operating in Scotland
What we know about Donald Trump and his taxes so far
South Africa Treasury steps in to curb tax avoidance using trusts
HMRC warning on managed service company tax avoidance schemes
Read Court judgement in Christianuyi Ltd & Ors v Revenue and Customs (INCOME TAX/CORPORATION TAX : Employment income)  UKFTT 272 (TC) (21 April 2016)
HMRC Spotlight 32: Managed Service Company legislation - tax avoidance scheme involving unpaid PAYE and Class 1 National Insurance contributions
Hundreds of billions more on the stock of FDI debt but where are the interest flows?
George Soros Is The Villain In Ex-Icelandic Prime Minister’s Retelling Of His Tragic Story
Crack down on ‘phoenix’ business behaviour
Global Tax Update- August 2016
Byron Burger is 'sending money to offshore companies in Luxembourg to avoid tax'
The Panama papers and the new scramble for Africa
Panama Papers: EU Parliament to ask Mossack Fonseca representatives to testify
Panama seeks to punish countries that blacklist it
Shadow State: Inside the Secret Companies that Run Britain
OTS consults on revised small company taxation models
UK Office of Tax Simplification: Lookthrough taxation
UK Office of Tax Simplification: Sole Enterprise with Protected Assets
THE father of a suspected mafia figure is being pursued by the Australian Taxation Office for more than $1 million. Antonio Arico is alleged to have failed to pay income tax between June 30, 2009, and June 5 last year Tax matters
Harry Grubert (U.S. Treasury Department), Destination-Based Income Taxes: A Mismatch Made in Heaven?, 69 Tax L. Rev. 43 (2015)
As Bitcoin Technology Makes Inroads, One Law Firm Launches Multidisciplinary Blockchain Practice [Forbes]