Category: Individuals

Cayman tops ranking of money hideouts

Cayman is now the top enabler of financial secrecy in the world, according to the findings from the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index 2020. In second and third place respectively, were the United States and Switzerland. The Tax Justice Network has called on policymakers to prioritise sanctions against Cayman… – Continue reading

Turkey on tax evasion grey list

Turkey has been on the grey list of European Union non-cooperative tax jurisdictions since 2017, a situation that undermines its credibility in fiscal transparency. By the end of last year, Turkey should have taken two additional steps to avoid being blacklisted: implementing the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) and becoming… – Continue reading

Philippines lands in Forbes’ Top 25 Best Places to Retire in 2020

The Philippines was recognized as one of the best places where US expatriates (expats) could retire in 2020, according to a recent newsletter from Forbes. It was among 25 countries chosen by the American business magazine. The Philippines was described to be an “English-speaking Pacific Ocean nation of 7,400 islands”… – Continue reading

GTBank Urges FG to Introduce Structural Reforms

The recurring inability of government to achieve its projected non-oil revenues over the years points to the need for urgent structural reforms, a report by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) has stated. The bank stated this in its 2020 macroeconomic and banking sector outlook, obtained yesterday. It stressed the need… – Continue reading

How major tech companies exploit tax laws: A focus on Ghana and Nigeria

When World Trade Organisation (WTO) officials designed the territorial taxing rights back in the 1920s, not many people imagined that a century later; these guidelines would still underpin the international tax system. Today, highly digitalised companies such as Facebook and Google are able to operate internationally from their tax havens,… – Continue reading

GRI issues international corporate tax reporting standard

The Global Reporting Initiative has issued a new international tax reporting standard that aims to ensure multinational companies are much clearer about how much they pay in taxes, and where. While the standard has no legal force, it could influence the ongoing debate in the U.S. and abroad on how… – Continue reading