Category Archives: Offshore tax havens

BVI company’s suspicious transactions investigated by US federal law officials

The news agency published information about the previously undisclosed complex web of financial transactions, which involved the transfer of money from Russia and Switzerland to the British Virgin Islands, Bangkok and New Jersey. The suspicious money transfers involved the participants … Continue reading

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UK accepts amendment forcing BOTs to make public registers of beneficial owners

The amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which was strongly opposed by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), still was accepted by the UK government. According to the new provisions to the legislation, British Overseas Territories will … Continue reading

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Companies from British Virgin Islands to buy East Anglian properties

The companies registered in Guernsey, Jersey, the British Virgin Islands and the Isle of Man are revealed to be the biggest overseas buyers of property in East Anglia. Since 2015, offshore firms from these tax havens have spent more than … Continue reading

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17 jurisdictions blacklisted by EU, BVI receiving temporary pass

The EU has released blacklist of 17 countries which are said to be tax havens not doing enough to cope with offshore avoidance schemes. Among these countries there are the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Panama, South Korea, Macau, Barbados, … Continue reading

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BVI among countries named in new ‘Paradise Papers’ leak

In the end of last week the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which released Panama Papers last year, made public the Paradise Papers, a leak containing over 13 million documents being sifted through by journalists in more than … Continue reading

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Capital Economics reports BVI companies allowing to avoid US$750mln tax

According to the new report by British company Capital Economics, the assets held offshore in the BVI jurisdiction are worth US$1.5 trillion, twice more than the 2010 statistics of the International Monetary Fund. Two thirds of the BVI-registered companies are … Continue reading

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BVI FSC issued information on the Terrorist-Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 Amendment Order

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission issued Advisory Warning informing that The Terrorist-Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2017 was ratified and extended to the British Virgin Islands on 8 March 2017. The Order amends the Terrorist … Continue reading

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New US Treasury Secretary asked for tax haven problem decision

The new nominee of Trump administration for Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, was asked by Senate about his intention to close down Caribbean tax havens. Members of the US Senate requested details of how it is expected to close the tax … Continue reading

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Pakistan requesting information from BVI and some other countries authorities

Finance Minister of Pakistan has requested the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to seek information in the Panama and Bahamas leaks. Pakistan will ask for information from the tax authorities of nine jurisdictions, including British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Jersey, … Continue reading

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Group arrests in Barcelona for alleged money laundering through Cyprus and BVI

During the course of an operation against foreign criminal organizations involved in money laundering, eleven people were arrested by the police of Spain in Barcelona. These people, mostly Russians and Ukrainians, allegedly channeled money from the British Virgin Islands and … Continue reading

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