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# Tax Evasion

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# John McAfee
Spain detains software creator McAfee who is wanted in US for tax evasion
McAfee allegedly evaded taxes by directing his income to be paid into bank accounts and crypto-currency exchange accounts.
# Michael Lowry
Michael Lowry says 'slanderous, vicious, malicious, vindictive, false allegations' were made in Dáil about his tax affairs
The Independent TD called on Paul Murphy TD to withdraw his comments.
# Spain
Ronaldo accepts €18.8m fine for tax evasion
Prosecutors accused him of having used companies in low-tax foreign jurisdictions, including Ireland, to evade tax.
# paradise papers
Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain
The musician allegedly failed to pay more than €14.5 million between 2012 and 2014.
# Investigation
Trump being investigated for allegedly helping parents dodge millions in tax
The New York Times said its own exhaustive probe of a vast trove of tax returns and confidential records showed Trump had engaged in suspect tax tactics.
# Guilty
Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort found guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud
The US president previously suggested that Manafort has been treated worse than Al Capone.
# russia probe
Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges
Paul Manafort and his former partner were already indicted for money laundering and tax evasion.
# Tax Havens
'A rigged global tax system': Oxfam says Ireland is a tax haven by EU standards
The new report by Oxfam argues that Ireland fails to meet the criterion on fair taxation.
# Tax Evasion
Poll: Do you pay your TV licence?
Calls are being made to transfer the fee collection from An Post to Revenue.
# a priority
Revenue 'actively examining' Paradise Papers with new inquiry to pursue offshore tax evaders
By far, the highest number of disclosed offshore matters is in the UK.
# new double irish
How often is the 'Single Malt' tax loophole used? The government is finding out
Paschal Donohoe has asked officials to look into the ‘Single Malt’ after a report indicated that it could become the new ‘Double Irish’.
# scrutiny
Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date in €14.7 million tax fraud case
The 32-year-old Portuguese star is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies.
# problems
Man United boss Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3 million tax evasion in Spain
The Portuguese boss coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013
# Garda Whistleblower
No record of Donegal garda's tax evasion and fraud claims, Dáil hears
Former garda Kieran Jackson had reported incidents of tax evasion by a now retired garda superintendent back in 2001, the Dáil was told.
# Special Criminal Court
Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to appeal 18-month prison sentence
The high-profile republican was convicted of various tax offences at the Special Criminal Court last December.
# holy smokes
Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places
A lot of drugs were seized too.
# A good republican
Very few Sinn Féin-ers want to talk about the 'Slab' Murphy story
Gerry Adams has been heavily criticised for his defence of Murphy, but there has been, as yet, no dissent from within Sinn Féin.
# Hungary
Santa caught in tax sting by inspectors posing as parents
“I only do this once a year, so I didn’t think there would be any problem.”
# fight brewing
There's been ANOTHER twist in 'Mary Lou vs the Dáil'
She’s not saying sorry.
# Ansbacher claims
Mary Lou has abused her Dáil privilege
The Sinn Féin deputy leader should not have named six former politicians in the Dáil, a committee has found.
# Oil
All of Greece's problems can be traced back to the 1970s
And oil.
# Offshore Accounts
'You guys don't seem to like prosecuting people very much': Revenue told
Some 358 Irish-linked accounts were revealed in leaked details of HSBC’s Swiss operations.
# tax evasion claims
Mary Lou told: 'You've been doing it for a while and you need to stop'
A number the Sinn Féin TD’s colleagues have criticised her decision to name former politicians accused of tax evasion.
# State of the Nation
Who's going to investigate the tax evasion claims now?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# mary lou claims
Mary Harney denies shutting down offshore accounts inquiry
Several former TDs and ministers have strenuously denied any wrongdoing, after Mary Lou McDonald read out their names in the Dáil today.
# Political nostalgia
Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993
He wasn’t a fan.
# new claims
Mary Lou claims PDs implicated in tax evasion dossier as PAC told it can't investigate
The Public Accounts Committee has been told it cannot investigate a dossier containing allegations of tax evasion by senior politicians.
# Get smart fast
What's all this about a whistleblower, a dossier and some politicians dodging tax?
Everything you need to know about a whistleblower’s claims of tax dodging by some former prominent politicians.
# Tax avoidance
Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines
The Department of Finance says that Apple has been “taxed fully” in Ireland.
# Taxing times
OECD releases 'action plan' on tax evasion. Next step, another report
Michael Noonan happy with the recommendations, particularly the bit about the digital economy.
# too shifty
'Double Irish' tax loophole in the firing line
OECD wants to cut down on corporate tax shifting. We look at what all the fuss is about.
# back off
TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses
Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.
# Leaders' Questions
"You've some neck" - Martin calls for Kenny to admit he 'fired' Callinan
The Fianna Fáil leader said it was “very serious” that junior minister Alex White agreed that the Taoiseach forced the former Garda Commissioner to quit.
# Jailed
Uli Hoeness says he won't appeal tax fraud verdict, will go to jail
Hoeness has also stepped down as Bayern Munich president.
# Tax
Revenue using social networks to catch tax dodgers
If you’re not paying tax, probably best not to tweet about it.
Voices
Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries
Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.
# Brussels
European Commission to publish proposal on closing more corporate tax loopholes
The proposal is part of a wide range of measures planned by the EU to tackle tax evasion.
# Lowry
Michael Lowry: Revenue’s search of my home was a fruitless exercise
The Tipperary North TD has accused officials from the tax authority of leaking details of the raid on his home on Tuesday.
# Russia
Lawyer found guilty of tax evasion - four years after he died
Sergei Magnitsky died in prison in 2009 after he accused the Russian government of organising a tax scam – but was then charged with the crime he uncovered.