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Transparency for the middle man?

Today, after a public consultation process, the European Commission published a new legislative proposal aimed at regulating the work of tax intermediaries and advisers in order to increase transparency and access to information on tax arrangements
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Dodgy: Short & simple recipes for secrecy

This recipe shows some of the tricks and tools that people and corporations can use to hide assets and avoid tax. While the methods differ between places and people, company and individual these are some of the most common ways that are used to hide...
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EU Council: Stop watering down tax transparency proposals

Not that long ago the word “tax” for most people would mean something rather boring and technical, for only accountants and lawyers to deal with. This has changed dramatically in recent years. Scandal after scandal, starting with Offshore Leaks...
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Business Europe as usual?

We thought we’d take a look at the arguments against transparency being made by Business Europe by taking a look at their paper published last July and address some of their main concerns.
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Rotten to the core: corporate tax & secrecy

Recently, former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes wrote on the recent Apple-tax case that: “state aid is not a cure for all ills”. While the airwaves have been full of debates on the rights and wrongs of the ruling, Kroes has hit the nail on...