Tax Havens

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Beyond Panama: Unlocking the world's secrecy jurisdictions
Article
2016
The 21 jurisdictions covered by the Panama Papers data vary from the rolling hills of Wyoming to tropical getaways like the British Virgin Islands. But all have at least one thing in common - secrecy ...
Connexions Other Voices - July 22, 2017: Secrecy and Power
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
The extraordinary range of people using offshore hideaways
Ryle, Gerard
Article
2013
Secret records obtained by ICIJ represent the biggest stockpile of inside information about the offshore system ever obtained by a media organisation, and lay bare an extraordinary range of people usi...
Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption: Millions of documents show heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Article
2016
A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of current and former world leaders, politicians , public officials, and wealthy individuals around the world.
The Great Canadian Tax Dodge
Benger, Robin
Film/Video
2015
It is estimated that between 100 and 170 billion dollars leaves Canada every year, untaxed. Much of it is siphoned off to Canadian-made offshore tax havens. "The Great Canadian Tax Dodge" documents th...
How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions: Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split
Fitzgibbon, Will
Article
2016
Offshore companies used 'in a game of hide and concealment' after marriages break down Documents list luxury cars and yachts, lavish homes, and art collections. Spouses face a costly battle to prove ...
Key findings: The Panama Papers by the numbers
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Article
2016
The largest cross-border journalism collaboration ever has uncovered a giant leak of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a global law firm based in Panama.
Latest Corbyn Hit-Piece: He earns MP's Salary
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
If I hadn’t seen for myself that this article "exposing" Jeremy Corbyn was published on the Daily Telegraph’s website, I would have assumed it was a spoof from The Onion – an even more preposterous on...
Leak Ties Ethics Guru to Three Men Charged in FIFA Scandal: Secret documents show how deeply the world of soccer has become enmeshed in the world of offshore havens
Rivlin, Gary; Rey, Marcos Garcia; Hudson, Michael
Article
2016
Four of the 16 FIFA officials indicted in the United States used offshore companies created by Mossack Fonseca. Files show offshore companies used by some soccer players to hold money from image right...
Lobbyists for the havens: ICIJ's guide to the offshore system's defenders
Chavkin, Sasha
Article
2013
Across the world, tax havens are under attack. Leading global organizations like the G20 and OECD have put cracking down on offshore tax avoidance at the top of their agendas. Ambitious plans for auto...
New Bank Leak Shows How Rich Exploit Tax Haven Loopholes
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Article
2014
The identities of thousands of wealthy offshore clients of a major Jersey, Channel Isles private bank have been leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The data leaks rev...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015: Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Panama Papers: The Power Players
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Article
2016
This interactive presentation produced by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) explores the stories behind the use of offshore companies of politicians and their relatives ...
Panamanian Law Firm Is Gatekeeper To Vast Flow of Murky Offshore Secrets: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore
Hamilton, Martha M.
Article
2016
Founding partners of Mossack Fonseca had international pedigrees and backgrounds in the worlds of money, power and secrets. The law firm helps clients respond swiftly to changes in laws, shifting busi...
The Price We Pay
Crooks, Harold
Film/Video
2014
This documentary, inspired by Brigitte Alepin's book La Crise fiscale qui vient, shines a light on the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinat...
Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze
Article
2013
Big players are taking unprecedented steps to stop offshore abuses, but financial crime fighters worry reforms don’t go far enough.
Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
Stairway to Tax Heaven
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Article
2016
A news role-play game featuring three fictitious characters: Juan Penalti (Soccer Player), Polly Tissien (Politician) and Edmund von Kronen (Business Executive). Welcome to the secret world of offshor...
Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered by Bank Secrecy
Article
2015
HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) offered services to clients who had been unfavourably named by the United Nations, in court documents and in the media as connected to arms trafficking, blood diamonds and b...
The Trouble With Billionaires
McQuaig, Linda; Brooks, Neil
Book
2010
The glittering lives of billionaires may seem to be a harmless source of entertainment, but authors Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks argue that such financial power not only threatends everyone's economi...
The War on Savings: the Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless
Brown, Ellen
Article
2016
The bombshell publication of the "Panama Papers," leaked from a Panama law firm specializing in shell companies, has triggered both outrage and skepticism. In an April 3, 2016 article titled "Corporat...

Sources Library

How we did Offshore Leaks China
Walker Guevara, Marina
2014
A multinational team of journalists spent months combing through secret tax haven records revealing offshore holdings of China’s rich and powerful.
Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show
Daley,Paul
2015
Indigenous Australians are calling for the objects on show at the British Museum's new exhibition to be returned.
Sun and Shadows
How an Island Paradise Became a Haven for Dirty Money
Shaer, Matthew; Hudson, Michael; Williams, Margot
2014
Seychelles, a thousand miles from anywhere, is an offshore magnet for money launderers and tax dodgers. A look at this corruption-haunted archipelago shows how the offshore secrecy system has grown — ...
UK urged to prevent vulture funds preying on world's poorest countries
Campaigners demand Jersey legal loophole be closed as financiers seek $100m from the DRC
Palast, Greg; O'Kane, Maggie; Madlena, Chavala
2011
Britain is being urged to help close down a legal loophole that lets financiers known as "vulture funds" use courts in Jersey to claim hundreds of millions of pounds from the world's poorest countries...