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There’s a little Prince Leonard of Hutt in all of us
Opinion
Opinion

There’s a little Prince Leonard of Hutt in all of us

Every time you speed or text while driving you don't just break the law, you become a law maker in your own mind.

  • by Dominic Steele

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Jose Mourinho cops tax fraud fine to avoid jail time in Spain
Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho cops tax fraud fine to avoid jail time in Spain

Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for defrauding the Spanish state, but he will pay a fine to avoid jail.

An angry historian ripped the ultra-rich over tax avoidance. Then one was given the mic
Populism

An angry historian ripped the ultra-rich over tax avoidance. Then one was given the mic

Rutger Bregman spoke up about "the elephant in the room" during a panel discussion about income inequality, drawing a sharp rebuke from former Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman.

  • by Eli Rosenberg
Border Force partial probe recovers $1.5 million. Was there more?
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Tax avoidance

Border Force partial probe recovers $1.5 million. Was there more?

Australian Border Force uncovered a tax scam but did not audit all of the importer's books and sought no prosecution.

  • by Richard Baker
One in four of Australia's largest companies paid no tax last year
Tax avoidance

One in four of Australia's largest companies paid no tax last year

But many are tearing through their losses, setting Australia up for a multi-billion dollar windfall.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw & Shane Wright
New 'tech giant tax' to stop Facebook, Amazon taking profits overseas
Google

New 'tech giant tax' to stop Facebook, Amazon taking profits overseas

UK to take international lead in an attempt to solve the knotty problem of forcing tech giants to pay their fair share of tax where they earn revenue.

  • by Nick Miller
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Lawyer brokered deal that left client on the hook: court
Tax avoidance

Lawyer brokered deal that left client on the hook: court

Prominent corporate lawyer Jonathan Kenny also rejected allegations he had never been engaged to act as a lawyer for locksmith Tim Batchelor.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Ex-Soviets, Ferraris and George Brandis: the car deal that stalled
Tax avoidance

Ex-Soviets, Ferraris and George Brandis: the car deal that stalled

An alleged fraudster and his colleague had plans to import luxury sports cars cheaply from Ukrainian car dealers. But the signature didn't ring true.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Missing Chinese superstar resurfaces, faces $97m fine for tax evasion
Tax avoidance

Missing Chinese superstar resurfaces, faces $97m fine for tax evasion

China's most famous actress Fan Bingbing has re-emerged into the world's spotlight – after a mystery disappearance from Hollywood – to confess to tax evasion.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Trump built an image of self-made millionaire. Records show a different story
USA

Trump built an image of self-made millionaire. Records show a different story

What emerges from a body of evidence is a financial biography of the US President fundamentally at odds with the story he sells in his books, TV shows and rallies.

  • by David Barstow & Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner
Pharma companies avoid estimated $215m a year in local tax: Oxfam

Pharma companies avoid estimated $215m a year in local tax: Oxfam

Pharmaceutical companies avoided an estimated $215 million in tax in Australia a year over three years - almost four times the $63 million paid, Oxfam says.

  • by Nassim Khadem