Tag Archives: tax avoidance

Territorial sensibilities

I work regularly in five jurisdictions: the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.  Now let’s get technical.  The Bailiwick of Guernsey (actually five islands) and the Bailiwick of Jersey are jointly the Channel Islands.  The Channel Islands … Continue reading

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Out and proud: I’m AML and pro-tax

For years, tax has been AML’s dirty little secret.  Many’s the time an MLRO has taken me to one side just before a training session and asked, “Could you just mention, you know, just in passing, *whisper* tax to them – … Continue reading

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Only the little companies pay taxes

(With apologies to Leona Helmsley, your favourite late billionairess and mine.)  As we emerge from the annual season of excess and wait with terror for our January credit card bills, thoughts will inevitably turn to self-denial, austerity and belt-tightening (both … Continue reading

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A taxing check-in experience

At the risk of opening a very vermian can, I have been thinking a lot this week about tax avoidance. Yes: avoidance rather than (or, more realistically, as well as) evasion.  It all started last Monday when I was in … Continue reading

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