The German Federal Central Tax Office has found signs of possible fraud in Europe’s biggest power and natural gas market that may be similar to the value-added tax scam that roiled carbon permit markets.
Russia will ask Interpol for assistance in a case against Hermitage Capital Management Ltd.’s co-founder William Browder, who’s charged in absentia with damaging Russian interests by buying OAO Gazprom shares at a discount more than a decade ago.
January 22, 2013 - A U.S. District Court has blocked the IRS from administering a program that would regulate and assess the competency of tax preparers, Bloomberg’s Richard Rubin reports. This goes straight to the bad-decision-of-the-week file.
A Milan prosecutor requested former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi serve a six-year jail term and be barred from public office if he’s convicted of paying a minor for sex and abusing power for trying to cover it up.
European Union finance ministers may agree on how to negotiate tax treaties with Switzerland and Liechtenstein without finishing updates to the bloc’s savings tax accord, Luxembourg Finance Minister Luc Frieden said.