Category: Tax Evasion

UN forms panel to help battle tax evasion, money laundering

Thought leaders from across the globe on Monday joined a UN panel tasked with making recommendations to fix the financial system that lacks effective ways to deal with tax evasion, tax avoidance, money laundering and corruption. The High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030… – Continue reading

Roundup: G20 financial meeting focuses on coronavirus, taxation, global economy

The finance ministers and central bankers of the Group of 20 (G20) discussed issues of the coronavirus, taxation and global economy during a two-day meeting concluded on Sunday in Riyadh. The G20 financial officials agreed to observe the risks of the coronavirus outbreak and adopt policies to limit its global… – 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

Cabinet approves India-Sri Lanka Agreement amendment on double taxation, evasion

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the signing and ratification of the protocol amending the Agreement between India and Sri Lanka for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, according to a Press… – Continue reading

Extended tax liabilities for directors in insolvencies linked to tax avoidance

Draft legislation included in the Finance Bill 2019-2020 will potentially make directors and certain other individuals closely connected to a company jointly and severally liable for a company’s tax liabilities that arise from avoidance, evasion or repeated insolvency and non-payment of tax debts or tax-related penalties of the company. ... - Continue reading

Cambodian parliament ratifies double taxation avoidance pact with China’s Hong Kong

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — The Cambodian parliament on Monday ratified an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income that the country had signed with China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Ruling Cambodian People’s Party’s 110… – Continue reading

Parliament ratifies double tax agreement with Malaysia

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ratified an agreement with Malaysia on the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of tax evasion and the protocol thereto, adopting Bill No. 0002. 333 MPs voted in favor of it. It was broadcasted by official Rada Channel. The agreement extends to individual income… – Continue reading

FBR asks UAE to share details of Pakistanis hiding behind Iqama status

Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi on Monday wrote letter to UAE authorities and asked for devising mechanism to share details of Pakistanis who are hiding behind Iqama based residential status to evade taxes. In a letter written to Ministry of Finance UAE by the Chairman FBR Shabbar… – Continue reading

Nigeria: Unprecedented Global Drive For Tax Transparency – The Nigerian Perspective

In the last few years, the international tax space has experienced an unprecedented drive to achieve increased transparency in the tax practices of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and individuals in order to curb tax avoidance and evasion. ... - Continue reading

BIR Officials: Congress not inclined to lift Bank Secrecy

“The suggestion has been brought up many times before and lawmakers with the support of the business community rejected it,” said a revenue regional director who declined to be named. He recalled that many congressmen even protested when the BIR in 2014 tried to require taxpayers to include in their… – Continue reading

United States: Senators Introduce Bill To Require Reporting Of Beneficial Ownership Information

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill which would impose federal beneficial ownership reporting requirements for legal entities established under state law, intended to assist law enforcement in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing ("AML/CFT"). ... - Continue reading

Accidental Americans’ sue France over FATCA disclosure rules

A group representing French-American taxpayers  has filed a complaint against France with the European Commission over its compliance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), in a bid to avoid being blacklisted by French banks starting in January. France is a signatory to an agreement to give the… – Continue reading

Fiji Institute of Accountants concerned about cybercrime, money laundering

SUVA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) — The Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) said Monday they are concerned about the increase in money laundering and cyber-crime activities in the island nation. According to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), while presenting before the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the Fiji Institute of Accountants President… – Continue reading