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Tag: tax evasion

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2019 - 05:03 UTC

    Argentine businessman accused of tax evasion and fleeing from Justice caught in Belize

     “Our policy of international collaboration allows us to instantaneously know where they are,” Argentina's Security Minister Patricia Bullrich tweeted

    Argentina's “King of Meat”, the businessman Alberto Samid, was arrested Friday in the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize after fleeing Argentina in late March.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 - 18:19 UTC

    Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man clash with Commons over financial transparency

    “We have no ambiguity in our view that Westminster Parliament, cannot legislate for us on domestic matters without our consent,” argues Guernsey Deputy St Pier.

    Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man are not represented in the House of Commons, yet MPs are being asked to change laws in the islands. Some have warned the move could spark a constitutional crisis, and even calls for independence. So can MPs actually force the laws - making company ownership information public - on the Crown dependencies?

  • Wednesday, January 23rd 2019 - 09:07 UTC

    Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to pay ‎€19 million for tax fraud in Spain

    In 2017, Ronaldo was accused of four counts of tax evasion between 2011 and 2014 by a Spanish prosecutor who claimed he hid‎ €14.7m in companies outside Spain

    Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has paid a fine of almost ‎€19 million for tax fraud in Spain on Tuesday but will avoid a 23-month prison sentence as part of the deal.

  • Saturday, June 16th 2018 - 10:09 UTC

    Despite a last minute Spanish fiscal surprise, Ronaldo scored a hat trick

    The Real Madrid and Portugal footballer, 33, was accused last year of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m, charges he denies.

    Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to accept a €18.8m fine and a suspended jail term to settle tax evasion charges. The Real Madrid and Portugal footballer, 33, was accused last year of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m, charges he denies.

  • Saturday, May 26th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Countdown for Rajoy's government: call for fresh elections

    Rajoy called the opposition’s move “opportunist”, and said the no-confidence vote “goes against the stability in Spain and damages the economic recovery”

    Spanish opposition parties have launched a fierce campaign to end the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy after courts ruled that his Partido Popular profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme. The Socialist opposition announced a vote of no confidence against the prime minister with the backing of anti-establishment and left-wing parties, while the pro-business Ciudadanos (Citizens) – which had supported the conservative minority government until now – urged Mr Rajoy to call a fresh election.

  • Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 09:00 UTC

    Don’t Blame Panama. Tax Evasion Is a Global Problem.

    View of Panama City financial district: Panama does not deserve to be singled out on an issue that plagues many countries

    By Juan Carlos Varela (*) - The following was published by The New York Times in The Opinion Pages. DESPITE their name, the Panama Papers are not mainly about Panama. They are not even primarily concerned with Panamanian companies. The more than 11 million documents, illegally hacked and released last week relating to previously undisclosed “offshore” corporations, is roiling the world with revelations of the vulnerability for rampant abuse of legal financial structures by the wealthy.

  • Tuesday, March 1st 2016 - 07:27 UTC

    Gibraltar replies to Spanish MEP 'misinformation' at European Parliament

    Spanish MEP Jauregui Atondo, tabled a question before the European Parliament in which he said that Gibraltar ‘facilitates tax evasion and financial crime’.

    Gibraltar Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, has written to the European Commission in order to set the record straight following ‘misinformation’ about Gibraltar propagated by a Spanish MEP. This comes after the Spanish MEP, Ramon Jauregui Atondo, tabled a question before the European Parliament in which he said that Gibraltar ‘facilitates tax evasion and financial crime’.

  • Friday, November 7th 2014 - 22:51 UTC

    Argentina targets yet another US company on alleged tax fraud

    Allegedly GE carried out illegal operations that cost Argentina an unnecessarily large number of dollar reserves and a reduced taxation income

    US corporation firm General Electric has “over-invoiced” imports in a financial maneuver designed to access additional dollars in the official foreign exchange market, claimed Argentine Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich. GE thus becomes the second large US company in less than a week to face accusations of financial trickery in order to obtain economic benefits.

  • Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 21:49 UTC

    Fifty one countries sign 'milestone' accord against tax evasion

    The accord will end banking secrecy as it has been known for decades, the finance minister, Germany's Finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble

    Fifty one nations on Wednesday signed what was hailed as a milestone in the fight against tax evasion, an agreement that commits them all to automatic exchange of tax information starting in 2017. The accord capped a two-day meeting of officials from most of the 123 nations that have joined the Global Forum, which evolved from an agreement by Germany and Britain two years ago to crack down on tax evasion and tax fraud.

  • Saturday, October 19th 2013 - 15:36 UTC

    Italy tax collectors formally notified Maradona of his debt: 39 million Euro

    Maradona is still considered an idol in Napoli which he helped win two top league titles

    Italy’s tax collection agency says it has formally notified Diego Maradona that it will begin procedures to freeze his assets in Italy to pay off his tax debt of 39 million Euros or 53 million dollars.

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