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French ex-budget minister Cahuzac is jailed for tax fraud

Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…

Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…

Business

Hungary promises payroll tax cuts amid labour shortage

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

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Trump may not have paid income tax for 18 years

Donald Trump’s taxes are back in the spotlight after The New York Times published the Republican nominees 1995 income tax returns.

Donald Trump’s taxes are back in the spotlight after The New York Times published the Republican nominees 1995 income tax returns.

Business

UK based carmakers voice concerns about Brexit effects

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is disturbing car company bosses, including the heads of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover.

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is disturbing car company bosses, including the heads of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover.

Business

Nigeria looks for millions of tax scofflaws to make up for slumping oil revenue

Nigeria says it has found 700,000 companies in the country that have never paid tax. It is tracking down non-payers to top up its treasury as oil industry revenue fall from low prices.

Nigeria says it has found 700,000 companies in the country that have never paid tax. It is tracking down non-payers to top up its treasury as oil industry revenue fall from low prices.

Business

Ryanair says Greece ignored attempts to negotiate reduced airport taxes

Budget airline Ryanair has accused the Greek government of ignoring its attempts to talk about reducing airport taxes in the low season in return for increased…

Budget airline Ryanair has accused the Greek government of ignoring its attempts to talk about reducing airport taxes in the low season in return for increased…

Europe

EU's Juncker takes swipe at Barroso over Goldman Sachs job

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has slammed his predecessor’s appointment as an advisor to Goldman Sachs due to the bank’s role in the financial…

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has slammed his predecessor’s appointment as an advisor to Goldman Sachs due to the bank’s role in the financial…

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France's ex-budget minister on trial for tax fraud

Jerome Cahuzac says his first secret account was used to fund the political movement of former French PM Michel Rocard.

Jerome Cahuzac says his first secret account was used to fund the political movement of former French PM Michel Rocard.

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EU vs Apple: A fair whack or a made up number?

The European Commission’s demand that Ireland collect €13 billion in back taxes from Ireland has polarised opinion.

The European Commission’s demand that Ireland collect €13 billion in back taxes from Ireland has polarised opinion.

Business

As oil prices slip, Qatar introduces airport tax

Following Dubai's example, Qatar's Hamad International Airport in Doha is charging departing and transit travellers to use the facility.

Following Dubai's example, Qatar's Hamad International Airport in Doha is charging departing and transit travellers to use the facility.

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Trump unveils economic vision

In an effort to ‘jump start’ the US economy and also his faultering election campaign, which has been batterered by a series of recent controversies, Donald Trump has outlined his economic…

In an effort to ‘jump start’ the US economy and also his faultering election campaign, which has been batterered by a series of recent controversies, Donald Trump has outlined his economic…

Business

Facebook faces tax probe over transfer of assets to Ireland

The US tax authorities say Facebook may have unfairly cut its tax bill by understating by "billions of dollars" the value of intellectual property it transferred to Ireland in 2010.

The US tax authorities say Facebook may have unfairly cut its tax bill by understating by "billions of dollars" the value of intellectual property it transferred to Ireland in 2010.

Business

France moves to lure London bankers post-Brexit

France has stepped up its efforts to grab some of the London banking business that could be displaced by Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

France has stepped up its efforts to grab some of the London banking business that could be displaced by Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Business

UK finance minister wants post Brexit business tax cut

Finance minister George Osborne plans to cut UK business tax to less than 15 percent to try to cushion the effects of Brexit.

Finance minister George Osborne plans to cut UK business tax to less than 15 percent to try to cushion the effects of Brexit.

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Tax inspectors raid Google's Spanish offices

Spanish tax inspectors have raided Google’s offices in Madrid as part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax evasion.

Spanish tax inspectors have raided Google’s offices in Madrid as part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax evasion.

Sport

Messi tax fraud trial over, verdict expected next week

The Lionel Messi tax fraud trial concluded on Friday with a verdict expected to be delivered at the beginning of next week.

The Lionel Messi tax fraud trial concluded on Friday with a verdict expected to be delivered at the beginning of next week.