Tax evasion

Tax havens are a massive weapon for concealing the transactions of the ultra-rich and multinationals, helped in their opaque arrangements by a whole series of financial or legal intermediaries. Civil society, NGOs, whistleblowers and journalists regularly highlight the economic and social consequences of tax evasion practices for financing. Indeed, these practices deprive many States of tax revenues, which are essential for the provision of quality public services and thus for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. The opacity of the system and the arrangements make the fight against tax evasion complex.
Sherpa participates in the Tax and Judicial Paradises Platform, which reflects on and makes recommendations for a fairer and more progressive tax system to counter the harmful effects of tax evasion.

The Balkany scandal lifts the veil on offshore mecanisms unknown to the public

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Laundering, Laundering, Sherpa in the media, Tax evasion, Tax evasion

The Balkany trial must not hide the role played by bank and financial intermediaries in the proliferation of illicit financial flows,...

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Panama Papers: Maltese Attorney General should make the Egrant Inquiry Report public

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Corruption and embezzlement, Strategic litigation, Tax evasion, Tax evasion

Panama Papers: Maltese Attorney General should make the Egrant Inquiry Report public The French and Maltese anti-corruption organisations,...

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Opening of the Luxleaks Trial: Whistleblowers are Bearing the Cost of Secrecy

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Tax evasion

Press Release – 22 April 2016    The trial of Antoine Deltour and the other two defendants in the Luxleaks case (1), including...

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Public Country-by-Country Reporting: The European Commission’s Mixed Proposal

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Tax evasion

One week after the first ‘Panama Papers’ revelations, the European Commission published a patchy proposal for public country-by-country...

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European Commission “Tax transparency package”: when transparency continues to rhyme with confidentiality

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Laundering, Tax evasion

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 – Today, the European Commission published its new “Tax transparency package” in response to the...

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Launch of support website for Antoine Deltour, tax avoidance whistleblower.

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Tax evasion

Paris, 18 December 2014 – As Antoine Deltour, whistleblower behind the “Luxleaks” scandal concerning the tax avoidance of hundreds of...

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France proves to Europe: bank transparency is possible

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Laundering, Tax evasion

1 July 2014 – In July 2013, thanks to civil society’s strong involvement and to the determination of some Members of the French...

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France: helping tax havens in the name of poor countries’ development

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Tax evasion

17 June 2014 – A few days before the final passing of the orientation and programming law on development and international solidarity...

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Will CAC-40 get away with its activities in tax haven? – New study by Revue Projet in conjunction with the Tax and Legal Havens platform

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Tax evasion

New study by Revue Projet in conjunction with the “Tax and Legal Havens platform” (PPFJ) into the tax haven presence of French...

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2013 Financial Secrecy Index: European Tax Havens blacklisted

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Tax evasion

7 November 2013 – The Tax Justice Network (TNJ), along with the Tax and judiciary haven platform (la Plateforme des paradis fiscaux...

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Tax fraud laws: minimal advances

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Tax evasion

Paris, 6 November 2013 The draft law related to the fight against tax fraud and serious economic and financial crimes was adopted by the...

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