Een korte animatie over hoe de belasting te ontduiken.
What are offshore tax havens, who uses them, and how do they work? Find out in our explainer, and get the full story at http://www.icij.org/offshore.
Key Findings van het icjj.
Government officials and their families and associates in Azerbaijan, Russia, Canada, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia and other countries have embraced the use of covert companies and bank accounts.
The mega-rich use complex offshore structures to own mansions, yachts, art masterpieces and other assets, gaining tax advantages and anonymity not available to average people.
Many of the worldâ€™s topâ€™s banks â€“ including UBS, Clariden and Deutsche Bank â€“ have aggressively worked to provide their customers with secrecy-cloaked companies in the British Virgin Islands and other offshore hideaways.
A well-paid industry of accountants, middlemen and other operatives has helped offshore patrons shroud their identities and business interests, providing shelter in many cases to money laundering or other misconduct.
Ponzi schemers and other large-scale fraudsters routinely use offshore havens to pull off their shell games and move their ill-gotten gains.
Wat denken mensen hier ervan dat uit de meest recente lekken blijkt dat o.a. van de grootste banken die gered moesten worden met belastinggeld ondertussen zelf massaal de belasting ontduiken en andere bedrijven daar ook flink bij helpen?
ING and ABN Amro set up dozens of companies in island tax havens.
The Dutch banks ING and ABN Amro registered dozens of companies for their clients in offshore refuges with lovely beaches and low tax rates such as the British Virgin Islands, the Cook Islands and the Malaysian island of Labuan, an investigation by Dutch newspaperÂ TrouwÂ and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found.Â Lees verder…Â
Aanverwante informatie en artikelen:
-) Follow The Money – Keurige Boeven
-) Tegenlicht – Tax Free Tour
-) websiteÂ icij.org
-) Joris Luyendijk – Self delusion, not greed caused HBO to fail
-) TED – Wereld gecontroleerd door 147 bedrijven