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Swiss company accused of tax dodging in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s tax authority said ABB, one of Switzerland’s most profitable companies, avoided paying millions of dollars to the economically crippled country

A fishy business: How an Icelandic multinational moved profits out of Namibia

Global food companies avoid paying taxes by shifting profits around the world. Finance Uncovered reports on the case of Icelandic fishing giant Samherji’s operations in Namibia

New Sars boss to call in Tax Inspectors Without Borders?

The tax authorities in many countries in Africa, including South Africa, have capacity problems

Tax Ombud saves South Africans millions of rands

But Ngoepe wants even more independence for his office

Editorial: The moral scourge of perfectly legal tax avoidance

Companies such as Naspers scrupulously follow the laws of different countries in order to exploit profitable differences between tax laws.

How the Dutch rapped Naspers over the knuckles for tax, while its BEE scheme flopped

Naspers is raking in profits globally, but its BEE shareholders aren’t happy. And it’s been trying to pay less tax in Europe via its Netherlands HQ.

Taxpayers beware! Sars has unleashed the tax hounds

The revenue service is outsourcing part of its debt book, and there are serious concerns that confidential taxpayer information could be compromised.

Panama Papers: Was Mossack Fonseca within its legal rights to keep mum?

The ethics of the Panamanian law firm are certainly questionable, but legally it only had to report any activity that raised obvious red flags.

Panama Papers: Uganda foils company’s dogged bid to avoid tax

The battle to get oil business Heritage Oil and Gas to pay capital gains, which took Uganda four years to win, is a lesson to developing countries.

Sars keen on stricter transfer pricing documentation

Auditors say the new tax regulations are too much to comply with and could be counterproductive to reining in tax-avoidance by multinational firms.

Tax body blow in Addis weakens developing nations

Developing nations left behind as OECD countries continue to dominate the global tax agenda called for a UN body on intergovernmental tax to no avail.

Parliament takes aim at corporate ‘looting’

MPs say transfer pricing, though legal, presents challenges when determining if firms have evaded taxation and they want the practice criminalised.

Don’t burn multinational tax bridges

Focusing solely on tax avoidance ignores the contributions made by global enterprises.

The art of not curbing investment

If the Davis tax committee's recommendations are followed, tax avoidance could be effectively reined in.

Corporations and countries complicit in ripping off Africa

Africa continues to haemorrhage trillions of dollars through illicit tax flows, research by a panel of experts has revealed.

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