Barclay and Former Executives Charged Over Qatar Fundraising/Investment Scandal

London’s Serious Fraud Office has accused Barclays—as well as the company’s former chief executive and at least three additional former senior managers—of several criminal charges in regards to the bank making agreements with Qatar as a means to avoid a…

Two Top Pharmakon Compliance Faced Criminal Conspiracy Charges

Both the owner and the director of compliance at Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals Inc have been charged with several criminal counts in relation to the sale of compounded painkillers, according to a statement from the United States Department of Justice. These drugs,…

Ikea Being Investigated for Dodging Taxes of More than $1.1 Billion

According to a Green party report in the European Parliament, Ikea has been accused of tax dodging for as much as 1 billion euros or $1.1 billion in its taxes from 2009 to 2014. The political organization has accused the…

Facebook Will Ditch UK Tax Reducing Structure

Facebook announced that it would stop booking it sales to clients in the UK through Ireland, which is a practice that lowered its taxes. This action follows the introduction by the British government of a new tax on profits that…

US Department of the Interior Reopens Coal Mining Operations

Trump Administration Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has just put an end to the Obama-era federal moratorium on coal-mining leases. Zinke signed an order repealing the federal land lease pause, an action which implements at least part of President Trump’s executive…

Voters in Santa Fe Reject Measure to Implement Soda Tax

Voters rejected a measure in Santa Fe that would have increased soft drink taxes. This gave the beverage industry one of its rare victories following a series of defeats at different ballot boxes around the U.S. The New Mexico capital…

China Increases the Heat on Microsoft over Antitrust

In what has been called an eerily cryptic statement, government regulators in China demanded on Wednesday that Microsoft explains the major issues in data that authorities collected last year from the company during its antitrust investigation. It was just the…

Trump Says Buy American, Consumers Do Not Care

President Donald Trump has been preaching to buy American products. He mentioned that during his Inaugural Address on January 20 and brought it up again during his first speech in prime time to Congress that was seen on television by…

Dozens of New Tax Agreements Signed by Airbnb

Airbnb reached more deals with dozens of different jurisdictions across the U.S. and France related to collecting and paying taxes, as it doubled down on an effort of improving its image with policymakers as it faces challenges across the globe…

Pakistan Lifts YouTube Ban of Three Years

On Tuesday, YouTube was available once again in Pakistan, ending a ban of three years on the video site owned by Google. The government of Pakistan blocked the use of YouTube during 2013 as a response to the controversial video…

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