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NPB Neue Privat Bank fined $5m over tax evasion charges

NPB Neue Privat Bank fined $5m over tax evasion charges
NPB Neue Privat Bank, a Zurich-based private bank, has agreed to pay a $5m penalty to resolve US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) allegations of helping US clients evade taxes. DoJ alleged that until 2012, the private bank operated a cross-border banking ...

Greek Inspectors Pose as Clients to Combat ‘Airbnb’-Type Tax Evasion

Greek Inspectors Pose as Clients to Combat ‘Airbnb’-Type Tax Evasion
The Greek authorities are trying to battle tax evasion said to be rampant among the thousands of owners of Airbnb-type properties. Lacking a mechanism to monitor the short-term leasing of lodgings, inspectors have been doing random checks with the aim of ...

Swiss bank settles US tax evasion probe

Swiss bank settles US tax evasion probe
The Zurich-based Neue Privat Bank (NPB) has paid $5 million (CHF5 million) fine to settle a criminal tax evasion investigation in the United States. NPB is one of a handful of so-called ‘category 1’ Swiss or Swiss-based bank branches that were still facing ...

State Duma backs idea to create tax havens in Russia for oligarchs affected by sanctions

State Duma backs idea to create tax havens in Russia for oligarchs affected by sanctions
The State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes gave a prior approval on the bill to create offshore centers in Russia that would have a special tax regime for Russian businesspeople affected by the sanctions. The deputies are poised to take the initiative in the...

Ocado tycoon's fortune is held in a secret trust in the tax-free Bahamas with the ...

Ocado tycoon's fortune is held in a secret trust in the tax-free Bahamas with the shareholdings raising questions around transparency
Ocado boss Tim Steiner is the beneficiary of millions of company shares held in the tax-free Bahamas, it has emerged.  The 48-year-old, who co-founded the online grocer in 2000, has around £160million shares held in his own name in the ...

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