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Michael Lowry, whose complex tax affairs have become public knowledge by default. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times Dara Mac Donaill

British prime minister David Cameron has been bounced into disclosing his tax returns by the Panama Papers revelations. His finance minister George Os(...)

Law firm Mossack Fonseca  in Panama City, which specialises in setting up offshore companies, is at the center of the Panama Papers controversy. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tax authorities are, by their nature, particularly focused on, and limited by, sovereignty. It is not just that, for obvious reasons, national tax au(...)

The Panama Papers project has  involved one of the largest data leaks ever. The 11.5 million leaked files cover 40 years of the operations of one of the world’s largest providers of offshore services, the Panama-headquartered Mossack Fonseca law firm. File photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tax officials from around the world, including the Revenue Commissioners, meet in Paris today to discuss international action in response to the Panam(...)

 David Cameron makes a statement to the House of Commons over his personal finances after it emerged he had profited from an offshore fund.

David Cameron was at his crowd-pleasing best at the dispatch box yesterday, halfway between Houdini and Laurence Olivier in John Osborne’s The Enterta(...)

“Abtran is a reputable, law- abiding and entirely legitimate operation. It is not using the BVI to evade tax; it pays its taxes in Ireland. It is quite upfront about the reasons why it is now owned by a BVI company: secrecy.”

Whenever a new government emerges, it should adopt a simple principle: no public money should go to companies registered in tax havens. The Panama Pap(...)

British prime minister David Cameron and his finance minister George Osborne in the houses of parliament in London on Monday: he told MPs it was “natural human instinct” for parents to help their children. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron has sought to draw a line under the controversy over his tax affairs, admitting to MPs that he handled it badly but defending the right(...)

British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

British public life is made up of people who are steeped in the humanities, ignorant of finance and quietly scared by numbers. From parliament to th(...)

European Commissioner in charge of economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Major changes to the way multinationals report their activities in the European Union are to be proposed on Tuesday when the European Commission unve(...)

Financial secrecy laws in many tax havens facilitate tax avoidance by companies and wealthy individuals while some offshore jurisdictions – including (...)

Information releasd shows David Cameron  paid more than £400,000 in tax on an income of more than £1 million over six years from 2009 to 2015. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron faced fresh questions over his personal finances after Downing Street revealed he had been given a £200,000 (€247(...)

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