“Pandora papers”. The name will make thousands of influential people shake in their boots. The new trove of leaked private financial records is the largest ever. It throws light on the world of hidden offshore accounts. Again.
The German Supreme Court has made it official; the Cum/Ex was not a loophole but a blatant money grab.
The two Warburg executives can expect jail time, and their firm a bankruptcy.
Many others will follow.
In a new version of the transfer pricing strategy, Tom Sandell virtually relocated his hedge fund from New York to Florida to avoid NY tax liabilities on his deferred comp.
The story didn’t finish well. A whistleblower and the NY AG forced him to cough up $105m.
The Biden administration is planning a significant IRS budget increase so that the agency can effectively collect what it is owed. The investment will pay for itself multiple times. The “Tax Gap” now stands at an enormous $1 trillion per year. “Defund the IRS” has been the policy of the decade.
Corporate taxes have been decreasing for the last decades, the result of tax competition between countries, tax havens, as well as corporate tax shenanigans. The finance ministers of the G-7 have now agreed to a global minimum rate of 15%. This is big news, with important consequences.
The first jail sentence has been pronounced in the Cum/Ex tax fraud. The fine is a death knell for one of Germany’s oldest private banks. The judgment is causing frights in board rooms and trading floors.
The first Interpol warrant has been issued in the Cum/Ex tax trading case.
Paul Mora, looked for by Germany, Denmark, and Belgium, is currently in New Zealand. Mr. Mora said that “he would skip his tax fraud trial because of New Zealand’s low Covid-19 infection rate and argued that he wouldn’t get a fair hearing in Germany.”