Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
By: Leandra Lederman Tax losses pose a special problem for the federal fisc. I’ll get to that in a minute, but first some set-up as to how tax noncompliance differs on the income side versus the deduction and credit side. The overall purposes of this post are to address some questions I've … Continue reading →
The Australian Taxation Office is set to introduce an enterprise-wide
business intelligence and visualisation platform in a bid to democratise its
vast data holdings for 20,000 staff.
It comes after the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Summer bushfires highlighted
shortcomings in effective access to and use of data, especially at short notice.
Tender documents released by the national revenue agency last week call for
new software to better empower staff to use the ATO’s tax and superannuation
data without the need for specialist data skills.
never" use the banks, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo told an aide. Instead,
the former Congolese vice president, who has since been convicted of
bribing witnesses, preferred to use "Whiskey" or
"Mike" — his code names for global money transmitters Western
Union and MoneyGram. The FinCEN
Files reveal that Bemba and his aides sent more than
$429,000 through Western Union from 2005 to 2015.
While payments through
money transmitters are a crucial source of income for many people,
especially in poorer countries, crime agencies say drug and human
traffickers, fraudsters and arms smugglers push money around the world
through the same companies.
"The business model
is predicated on moving cash fast, at a global scale, even when it means
moving cash to those intent on carrying out murderous acts," said
David Pressman, an attorney suing Western Union, MoneyGram and two
Russian banks on behalf of families of victims killed by Ukrainian
separatists who shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in 2014.
Members of European Parliament praised
journalists for revealing that the continent's anti-money-laundering
system was like "Swiss cheese, full of holes" during a
parliamentary debate on the FinCEN Files this week. MEPs called for
urgent reforms to combat money laundering, and urged
Europe to adopt a more coordinated approach to stem the flow of dirty
The British Virgin
Islands, a popular tax haven where secrecy rules have long attracted
criminals (and which has regularly featured in ICIJ's investigations),
will work "towards a publicly
accessible register of beneficial ownership for
companies" created on the island, premier Andrew Fahie has
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration announced that it is now recommending breast implant
manufacturers include a boxed
warning label on their products that informs patients that
implants have been associated with a type of cancer and other side
effects. ICIJ's Implant Files investigation revealed that thousands of
women around the world were reporting serious illnesses after receiving