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India hits Nokia with demand for $338M in back taxes

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Indian tax authorities have accused Nokia with evading income tax in the country for five fiscal years. [Read more]...
India hits Nokia with demand for $338M in back taxes

Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

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HMRC believes Amazon has no fixed place of business in the UK. Perhaps it needs to look again at what goes on in BerkshireThe way companies are taxed has changed with the way corporations have developed in the last 100 years, expanding beyond national borders. The emergence of substantial international...
Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

Amazon faces new questions over tax

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Exclusive: Guardian investigation shows key role of British-based staff in pushing tax rulebook to its limitsMPs are ready to haul Amazon back to parliament to answer new questions about its tax status in Britain after a Guardian investigation's findings suggest the online retailer is pushing the tax rulebook to its...
Amazon faces new questions over tax

India tax officials raid Nokia facility

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The company has confirmed that it's cooperating with a probe by India's tax authorities, but it's not clear exactly what they were looking for. [Read more]...
India tax officials raid Nokia facility

Amazon: £7bn sales, no UK corporation tax

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Online giant's British operation owned by Luxembourg companyAmazon.co.uk, Britain's biggest online retailer, generated sales of more than £3.3bn in the country last year but paid no corporation tax on any of the profits from that income – and is under investigation by the UK tax authorities.Regulatory filings by parent company...
Amazon: £7bn sales, no UK corporation tax

Pirate Bay Founder Released From Solitary Confinement

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Following his arrest late August, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. Initially it was assumed that Gottfrid was sent to Sweden because of the outstanding one year prison sentence in the Pirate Bay case. However, once he touched down at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, the authorities...
Pirate Bay Founder Released From Solitary Confinement

Lithuania And Estonia Use Google Maps Street View To Catch Tax Cheats

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As we've noted before, the information captured by Google's Street View has been put to some surprising uses, and the Boston Globe has come across a further fascinating example from Lithuania: Sitting in the comfort of their own offices, inspectors used the free Internet program for a virtual cruise...
Lithuania And Estonia Use Google Maps Street View To Catch Tax Cheats

Pirate Bay Founder Officially Arrested For Tax Hack, Denies Accusations

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Following his arrest less than two weeks earlier, last Monday Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia. Given that his visa had expired and that no extradition agreement exists between Cambodia and Sweden, Gottfrid should have had a choice of where to go. But instead he was taken...
Pirate Bay Founder Officially Arrested For Tax Hack, Denies Accusations

Pirate Bay Founder on Trial Next Month Facing Societal Damage Claims

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Earlier this month prosecutor Henry Olin of the International Public Prosecution Office in Stockholm announced that Gottfrid Svartholm had been charged with several hacking related offenses including serious fraud, attempted aggravated fraud, and aiding attempted aggravated fraud. The public heard of the charges via a press statement on April 16...
Pirate Bay Founder on Trial Next Month Facing Societal Damage Claims

Levy free: How billions of pounds have been siphoned off to tax havens

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Royalties and interest on debts, set against profits, are allowing companies to bypass the UK taxmanMost of the cash that bypasses the UK tax authorities en route to a tax haven leaves the country via a royalty payment or as interest payments on a debt.It is legal for Google to...
Levy free: How billions of pounds have been siphoned off to tax havens

Amazon expected to reveal cash pile of up to $9bn after record Christmas

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Analysts say online retailer's reserves have swollen as row rages over tax contributionsRecord Christmas takings have swollen Amazon's cash pile to as much as $9bn, the online retailer is expected to declare on Tuesday in results that will inflame the debate over its tax contributions around the world.In just 13...
Amazon expected to reveal cash pile of up to $9bn after record Christmas

Google, Facebook and Twitter face fresh UK tax scrutiny

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The tax arrangements of search and social media companies criticised by Labour MPGoogle, Facebook and Twitter are facing renewed scrutiny of their UK tax arrangements after the Labour party criticised the companies' lack of social responsibility and called for them to help fund anti-cyberbullying measures.In a Westminster Hall debate on...
Google, Facebook and Twitter face fresh UK tax scrutiny

Nook May Be Expanding Internationally But Barnes & Noble Stores Aren't

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At a Nook Developers Workshop in London today, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) said it won’t be opening stores outside the U.S., but did not offer further details about the Nook’s expansion abroad even as it courted European app developers. Barnes & Noble is reportedly partnering with UK bookstore...
Nook May Be Expanding Internationally But Barnes & Noble Stores Aren't
Amazon's UK operation avoided corporate taxes on £3.3 billion in sales last year

Pirate Bay Founder Held In Solitary Confinement - Write Him a Letter Today

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During the dying days of August, Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested by Cambodian police in Phnom Penh, the city he made his home several years ago. From his comfortable apartment above the Cadillac Bar on the riverfront, Gottfrid was taken into custody. The immediately recognizable Swede is best...
Pirate Bay Founder Held In Solitary Confinement - Write Him a Letter Today
Here's Why Facebook Is Getting A Refund On Its Income-Tax Bills (FB)

BitTorrent Admin Jailed For Tax Evasion On Site Donations

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According to the charge sheet from December 2011, the defendant in the case had been responsible from the operations and administration of a BitTorrent site between early 2007 and 2009. The site, the now-defunct private BitTorrent tracker PowerBits.org, is described as a site which allowed users to upload torrent links...
BitTorrent Admin Jailed For Tax Evasion On Site Donations

Blurred Navision: Microsoft may owe Denmark more than $1 billion in unpaid taxes

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American software juggernaut Microsoft may owe Denmark’s treasury department several billions of Danish kroner in unpaid taxes, according to a report from DR, the country’s national broadcasting corporation. More specifically, DR says Microsoft owes the Danish Treasury a total of 5.8 billion kroner – which is a little over $1...
Blurred Navision: Microsoft may owe Denmark more than $1 billion in unpaid taxes

Pirate Bay Founder Arrested Again On Suspicion Of New Hacking & Fraud Offenses

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As reported in detail last month, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm is currently being detained in Sweden, locked up for 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. He is being held under suspicion of hacking into Logica, an IT company closely connected to Sweden’s tax authorities. Every second week there...
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested Again On Suspicion Of New Hacking & Fraud Offenses

Nokia factory raided due to massive unpaid tax bill

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A Nokia (NOK) factory in Chennai, India has reportedly been raided by authorities due to a massive unpaid tax bill. According to The Economic Times, tax authorities in India have confirmed that Nokia owes roughly $542 million in taxes and the raids will continue through much of Tuesday. At the time...
Nokia factory raided due to massive unpaid tax bill

Google failed to declare £195m, say Italian police as they launch tax probe

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Complex arrangements involving Italy, Ireland, Bermuda and the Netherlands under review but company says it respects tax rules The Italian police have launched a new investigation into the tax affairs of the internet giant Google, which the Rome government said this week had failed to declare revenue totalling more than...
Google failed to declare £195m, say Italian police as they launch tax probe

Letters: Taxing dilemma for offshore profits

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In much the same way as Samuel Johnson stated that patriotism is the last refugee of the scoundrel, I think we can safely say fiduciary responsibility is the last refugee of a business leader on the ropes (Change the law and we'd pay more tax, says Google chief, 27 May)....
Letters: Taxing dilemma for offshore profits

Apple Is Hiding Billions Of Dollars From The IRS

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Technology giant Apple shuttled $11bn (£7bn) into offshore tax havens in the fourth quarter of 2012, an analysis of its corporate filings has revealed. The iPad maker has slashed its tax bill by paying less than 2pc on its overseas profits, as it moves money through offshoots in low-tax countries...
Apple Is Hiding Billions Of Dollars From The IRS

Pirate Bay Founder Denies Hacking Charges in Court

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Early April, prosecutor Henry Olin of the International Public Prosecution Office in Stockholm announced that Gottfrid Svartholm had been charged with several hacking related offenses including serious fraud, attempted aggravated fraud, and aiding attempted aggravated fraud. The charges relate to the hacking of Logica, a Swedish IT company working with...
Pirate Bay Founder Denies Hacking Charges in Court

A Case For Tax Evasion In The Informal Economy

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Without under-the-table, off-the-books dealing, argues Benedict Dellot, many businesses would simply not exist. He calls the informal economy a "hotbed of entrepreneurialism." Benedict Dellot is a Senior Researcher for the Royal Society of Arts, the London-based multidisciplinary institution. Dellot has taken an interest in the informal economy--the legions of...
A Case For Tax Evasion In The Informal Economy

Pirate Bay Founder Could Be Prosecuted For Hacking "Within a Month"

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In late August 2012, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. It was presumed that Gottfrid had been taken to serve the year in prison he was handed for his involvement in The Pirate Bay, but quickly it become clear the authorities also had other things...
Pirate Bay Founder Could Be Prosecuted For Hacking "Within a Month"

Demands for global tax reform intensify as Starbucks 'volunteers' to pay £20m

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Campaigners say the system must be changed so multinationals' profits are assessed where they are really madeLast week's cave-in by Starbucks, which has agreed to pay £20m in corporation tax over the next two years, was one of those giddying moments when grassroots campaigners get a taste of their own...
Demands for global tax reform intensify as Starbucks 'volunteers' to pay £20m

Pirate Bay Founder Remains Locked Up Without Charges

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Following his arrest late last month, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. Initially it was assumed that Gottfrid was sent to Sweden because of the outstanding one year prison sentence in the Pirate Bay case. However, once he touched down at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport, the...
Pirate Bay Founder Remains Locked Up Without Charges

MPAA Lawyer's Computer Account Used in Pirate Bay Founder Hacking Case

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Last month Swedish prosecutor Henry Olin announced that following a lengthy investigation, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm had been charged in connection to his alleged hacking of an IT company affiliated with the government. Recent information suggests that Gottfrid intends to plead “not guilty” to claims that between January 2010...
MPAA Lawyer's Computer Account Used in Pirate Bay Founder Hacking Case

Double Standards: EU Commissioner De Gucht Is 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'; EU Citizens Are 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent'

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The Belgian EU Commissioner Karel De Gucht is the driving force behind ACTA, and is apparently really keen to combat crimes like counterfeiting and piracy. It also seems he has a slight problem with the tax authorities: Belgium’s Tax Inspection Service has accused European Commissioner Karel De Gucht of tax...
Double Standards: EU Commissioner De Gucht Is 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'; EU Citizens Are 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent'
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