ARTICLES RELATING TO TAX EVASION

Treasury making it harder to evade tax - Gordhan

2016-05-04 15:22

The Treasury is tightening up on tax evasion loopholes as part of measures to reach its target of collecting R1.169 trillion, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Two men at heart of Panama Papers leak speak out

2016-04-05 07:06

During a four-hour interview with Bloomberg, Mossack and Fonseca sounded like two men in retreat, as the go-go days of cranking out shell companies en masse for clients is over.

Matthew Lester: Vote out political bullies – something's gotta change

2015-10-01 07:47

Tax expert Matthew Lester says there just might be a political revolution on the go, and calls on the citizenry to stand up and vote out the bullies.

McDonald's grilled over labour, tax practice

2015-08-21 09:30

McDonald's has been accused of mistreating its employees and dodging taxes during a Senate hearing in Brazil where union leaders and workers voiced allegations.

Two more Swiss banks settle with US over tax

2015-06-04 10:30

Two more Swiss banks, Rothschild Bank AG and Banca Credinvest SA, have settled with US authorities over tax offenses under a voluntary programme.

Swiss scandal haunts HSBC's former boss

2015-02-10 20:00

The scandal at HSBC's Swiss private banking arm is particularly awkward for former executive chairperson Stephen Green, as the tax evasion saga develops.

Warning from Keith Engel: SA seeing ‘beginnings of a tax revolt’

2015-01-09 16:22

There’s a strong warning from the deputy CEO of the SA Institute of Tax Practitioners: he worries that the country is now experiencing 'the beginnings of a tax revolt'.

China to crack down on tax avoidance

2014-12-02 10:51

China will toughen its stance on tax avoidance by foreign firms to prevent tax payments being directed overseas, after Beijing levied $140m in back taxes.

NY regulator seeks $300m from Israeli Bank

2014-10-29 10:00

New York state's financial regulator is seeking more than $300m as part of a probe of whether the Israeli bank assisted US citizens in evading taxes.

Obama bars corporate tax evasion plan

2014-07-25 12:30

US President Barack Obama has hammered firms avoiding taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas and called on Congress to pass a bill to curb the practice.

 

Tycoon behind Zim ethanol firm named in Panama Papers

2016-04-05 18:48

A wealthy businessman who is the driving force behind the plant producing the ethanol all petrol in Zimbabwe must be blended with, has been named in the Panama Papers.

How South Africans fork out billions in ‘taxes’ collected by stealth

2016-02-22 12:52

Billions are garnered via unaccounted tax, making the tax burden on the public considerably higher than appears from official government figures, says an academic.

SA tops US, France on Swiss 'hidden' cash - report

2015-10-01 07:44

South Africa has ranked higher than several developed countries in an assessment of money 'hidden' in HSBC Swiss bank accounts, a report shows.

Sars gives olive branch to overseas tax evaders

2015-07-10 15:57

Sars has identified South Africans who use bank accounts overseas to evade tax liabilities - and it has given them an olive branch to come clean.

BSI bank to settle under US tax programme

2015-04-02 19:52

Swiss bank BSI has become the first of many Switzerland-based private banks to agree on a voluntary disclosure programme for tax-related offenses led by the US.

US firms not fleeing due to high tax - study

2015-02-09 14:45

When a series of big US firms moved to reincorporate abroad in inversion deals, some Republican lawmakers and tax policy critics blamed the high corporate tax rate.

Aus cracks whip on firms avoiding tax

2014-12-09 16:07

Australian tax officials are being embedded inside multinational corporations operating in the country to crack down on tax avoidance, says the treasurer.

$2trn growth plan tops G20 agenda

2014-11-15 13:03

The G20 has kicked off in Australia,with a plan to the boost global economy by $2 trillion topping agenda.

Foreign tax moves bedevils US

2014-08-18 11:28

The US government has grappled with corporate deals known as inversions in which US companies shift their tax domiciles abroad, avoiding US taxes.

Portugal fights against tax evasion

2014-04-04 13:46

A state lucky draw, offering fancy cars on invoices issued with individual taxpayer numbers, has firmly grabbed the attention of the Portuguese.

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