This is the inofficial information page about the tax heaven leak from April 2013 called “offshore-leaks”
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In 2016 the consortium of investigative journalists revealed a data leak. The story became known globally as “the panama papers”. The official webpage for it can be found here: https://panamapapers.icij.org/Some three years after the “offshore leaks” story went around the world the network ICIJ unvovers a new story, the so-called “Panama Papers”. Stories, backgrounds and newspaper articles will be published here soon. This page is independent and should be seen as a summary of the most important developments. This page is for sale!
What is offshore-leaks? J?
ICIJ is the “international consortium of Investigative Journalists. ICIJ is an active global network of 160 reporters in more than 60 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. They published secret datas about offshore tax heavens in April 2013 in a concerted action. http://www.icij.org/about
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LinkGermany’s top finance official says offshore reports could spur action. LinkOffshore Leaks: An industry insider comments. Linkby Peter Macfarlane. Ottawa threatens court action against CBC to get offshore tax haven list. LinkAssociation for accountancy and business affairs. Welcome to offshore watch exposing global corruption. Link illegal offshore bank accounts leak. LinkCountries rattled by tax-haven data leak LinkPoliticians and companies worldwide face questions over offshore accounts Offshore-Leaks: Bundesanwalt befürchtet Imageschaden, LinkDer Schweiz drohen «beachtliche Reputationsrisiken». Diese Aussage der Bundesanwaltschaft bezieht sich auf ein laufendes Geldwäschereiverfahren. Im Zentrum stehen Offshore-Gesellschaften, die von der Schweiz aus verwaltet worden sind.Fresh Leaks Reveal Outrageous Corruption Among Political Leaders. Link'Offshore Leaks' list puts focus on prominent figures worldwide. LinkMassive document leak exposes trillions in offshore tax havens. 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LinkThe Secret World of Tax Havens Just Got a Whole Lot Less Secret LinkEverything you need to know (so far) about the largest leak of offshore financial secrets in history LinkOffshore tax havens rocked by bank account leaks LinkThe offshore financial industry has been hit by the leak of 2.5 million secret bank accounts of companies and nationals in 170 countries to 86 journalists worldwide, under the leadership of the International Consortium of investigative journalism. Publication began this weekOffshore-Leaks: Transparenz von Leck zu Leck Link--> Retrozessionen: Auch hier wird Transparenz gefordert. LinkLeaks reveal Secrets of the rich who hide cash offshore LinkOffshore-Leaks: 11 Befunde für die Schweiz. LinkOffshore-Leaks: angsterregender Datenhandel. LinkFive big offshore leaks. LinkOffshore-leaks: a triumph for data journalism. LinkThe ICIJ’s ground-breaking Offshore Leaks project is a prominent indication of the rising power and influence of data journalism in the media world, and by extension, in the sphere of politics. Data Leak Shakes Notion of Secret Offshore Havens and, Possibly, Nerves LinkCzech officials are looking into offshore-leaks data LinkBern doesn’t want access to offshore-leaks LinkTax action day: Loophole for all - Offshore-leaks LinkOffshore-Leaks exposes Underworld of Tax havens LinkSwitzerland’s trusts on “offshore” defensive LinkWho exactly are the people investigating the offshore tax havens? LinkRaw Story: French budget minister asks for email leaks that show wealthy politicos hiding money in offshore accounts LinkAntwerp diamond dealers “among most prominent” users of tax havens LinkOffshore-leaks set to reveal more embarrassing tax dodging LinkDie Profiteure von offshore-leaks: LinkHighlights of offshore-leaks published by “the center of public integrity” LinkPirates of the carribean: Global resistance to tax havens grows LinkHighlights from offshore-leaks so far LinkSwiss trusts lobby defends sector after Offshore Leaks LinkOffshore-Leaks reveal secrets of the rich who hide cash offshore: Link
WIKIPEDIA ABOUT OFFSHORE-LEAKS
Offshore-Leaks in Wikipedia in English: LinkOffshore leaks is the name of a financial scandal that unmasked details of 130,000 offshore accounts in April 2013. Some observers have called it the biggest hit against international tax fraud of all times, although it has been pointed out that normal businesses may use the offshore legislation to ease formalities in international trade. The report originated from the Washington D.C.-based investigative journalism nonprofit, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)), who collaborated with reporters around the world to produce the series of investigative reports. The investigation is based on a cache of 2.5 million secret records about the offshore assets of people from 170 countries and territories, obtained by ICIJ's director, Gerard Ryle.Offshore-Leaks in Wikipedia in German: LinkOffshore-Leaks (auch OffshoreLeaks) ist ein Leak vom April 2013, das die unternehmensinternen Datenbestände der beiden Weltmarktführer für Gründung und Verwaltung von Trusts an Offshore-Finanzplätzen betrifft. Die Daten gelangten ursprünglich über eine anonyme Person an die Journalisten des Internationalen Konsortiums für investigativen Journalisten (ICIJ). Der Umfang der Daten ist weit größer als bei allen vorangegangenen Leaks: Die Dokumente enthalten Daten über die Kundenbeziehungen, die etwa 130.000 Personen aus verschiedenen Ländern betreffen, darunter auch Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. Sie enthalten außerdem Informationen über die Beteiligung zahlreicher Großbanken an diesem Geschäft.Breaking News from 4th April 2013breaking News from 16th April 2013Breaking News from 20th May 2013
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Portcullis Trustnet identifies “data thief”According to several different newspaper, Portcullis Trustnet, one of the two big companies involved in the offshore-leaks investigation said to have identified the data thief. The thief could be arrested and could be sentenced in case of beeing guilty. In Switzerland, there have been several trials against data-thief. One of the defendants commited suicide. Another one now lives with a new identity but is still haunted by officials. What is more worth, the integrity of people who seek financial optimisation in foreign country or tax fairness? Or even better, could it be possible to have both, tax fairness as well as integrity and discreetness? In Switzerland some even call for automatic information exchange from banks with the public authorities. This can’t be the right way in a society where the private sphere is the highest good.
Worthless Information??An Industry insider says, that most of the offshore-leaks story is nothing more than a marketing tool for ICIJ! Read his comment! QWealthreport
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a global stormMillions of secret, internal records from two of the biggest offshore account companies were sent anonymous to ICIJ. It exposes thousands of holders of anonymous wealth from around the world, including PEP (political exposed persons such as presidents) and plutocrats, famouse actors as well as sportsmen. Many people ask who is the source and which information really come to the press. Some believe that the datas are sorted already and only half of it is handed over to the ICIJ. Very important to say is, that structures such as Trusts and Foundations are not illegal and there are very good reasons for people and or institutions to create trusts. On the other hand it seems unfair against the normal people, when ultra-rich and famous hide wealth and/or do not pay taxes.
offshore leaks: breaking news .
Goals of offshore leaks? Offshore Leaks is a planned operation. The operation on a global scale could have the following goals: 1) uncover individual PEP’s for tax transparency2) individual countries are targets (BVI, Cyprus...)3) Other targets: institutions who forced tax havensThere are also other theories behind the operation’s true goals: not to «blitz» a particular offshore company, but to stabilise the global economy as a whole, to cause a political crisis in certain countries and, ultimately, to move the world into a state of controlled chaos. Moreover, the operation «Offshore leaks» is not regarded as self-contained, but as part of a much larger, global plan. In which case, operation «Offshore leaks» is a logical continuation of the operation to undermine the banking system of the offshore island of Cyprus. Link
ICIJ releases Offshore Leaks Database Revealing Names Behind Secret Companies, trusts. Readers can search information about the ownership of more than 100,000 offshore entities in tax havens and discover the networks around them.When Bernard Madoff built his $65 billion house of cards; when food distributors passed off horsemeat as beef lasagna in Europe; and when Apple, Google and other American companies set up structures to channel their profits through Ireland — they all used tax havens.They bought secrecy, minimal or zero taxes and legal insulation, the distinctive products that tax havens market and that allow companies to operate in a fiscal and regulatory vacuum. Link.