Revenue clampdown on offshore trusts pays off

HMRC stepped up its attack on banks and other businesses that paid salaries and bonuses through trusts, ratcheting up an extra compliance bill for the 770 companies in the large business sector by 160 per cent to £533m in the year to April 2013.


Italy Stops Cash Payments in 2014 To Combat Tax Evasion

In the interest of increasing the traceability of payments in Italy, and thereby reducing the opportunities for tax evasion, cash payment for certain types of goods and services will be forbidden from January 1, 2014.


Four tax inspectors pursuing HMRC's most wanted

Labour criticised the government after the Treasury minister, David Gauke, admitted in reply to a parliamentary written question that four employees of HMRC are working to capture 124 tax fugitives.


India, San Marino sign bilateral tax treaty

The agreement is based on international standard of transparency and exchange of information and provides for exchange of information that is relevant to the administration and enforcement of the domestic tax laws.


Deutsche Bank tax probe may be fault of IBM

Deutsche Bank's failure to turn over e-mails in a tax probe that led to the arrest last year of five employees may have been caused by errors at International Business Machines, which managed the bank’s data storage.