It’s a scene most Londoners know well: a normally peaceful, typically photogenic corner of their city has suddenly, unexpectedly become a film set.
Large vans and other utilitarian vehicles are parked haphazardly around the nearby streets, which are also crowded with bulky equipment and cameras, noisy electricity generators, and often, horse-drawn carriages or period automobiles. Groups of people stand and mill about, some in costume, others wearing orange vests emblazoned with words like “security” across them...
The U.S. has moved up to the top spot in the London-based Tax Justice Network's "Financial Secrecy Index," published today, with what the organization said was "the worst rating ever recorded" by a jurisdiction since it began ranking countries on the basis of their financial secrecy in 2009.
Al Jazeera broadcast journalist Maryam Nemazee today will be moderating an online discussion, free and open to the public, on the subject of the Tax Justice Network’s just released Financial Secrecy Index.
The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) this month has published two reports that consider differing aspects of the Internal Revenue Service's recent performance – and has arrived at many of the same conclusions that the National Taxpayer Advocate, Erin M. Collins, did, in her annual report to Congress back in January, on what the IRS needs to do to improve its efficacy.
Citi, the New York-headquartered bank with a global presence that many American expats rely on, has announced the launch of Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant Payments services in Europe, a development that it says will increase its global instant payments offering.
May was slow to get going, but now that we're halfway through the month, a number of tax, financial planning and other sorts of webinars and events are scheduled to see us into June...(see below)...