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Rappler's latest stories on tax fraud


Shakira to be questioned in June over alleged tax fraud

Feb 26, 2019 - 8:05 PM

A statement from the high court of Catalonia says the singer has been summoned to appear on June 12 before a judge in Esplugues de Llobregat

Rapper DMX freed after year in prison for tax fraud

Jan 26, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Prosecutors say that the American rapper evaded $1.7 million in US tax payments by living on cash, without a bank account

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Ronaldo will not serve his 23-month jail sentence as Spain does not enforce this for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes

TAX FRAUD. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid for a trial on his tax fraud. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Spain prosecutors to file fraud complaint against Shakira – report

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Shakira is suspected of not paying taxes in Spain despite being a resident between 2011 and 2014

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing breaks silence on tax case

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:23 PM

'Without the Party and the state's good policies, without the love from the people, there would have been no Fan Bingbing,' the actress says on Weibo

BIR-Del Monte tax issue: More questions than answers

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:01 PM

After two hearings Congress still has no adequate answers as to why the BIR accepted P65 4 million to settle 3 years of tax discrepancies valued at P8 7 billion

Angara urges BIR to consider settlement of tax fraud cases

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue should be practical says the senator since collecting dues is more important than long legal battles

Messi tax fraud sentence reduced to fine

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Messi and his father had been convicted of hiding image rights royalties in offshore accounts and had been given jail terms of 21 and 15 months respectively

REDUCED SENTENCE. A Spanish court says it has replaced with fines the suspended prison sentences handed down to FC Barcelona's star striker Lionel Messi and his father. File Photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you a tax evader? [Part 2]

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz tells non compliant taxpayers about the consequences of not paying the right taxes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you a tax evader? [Part 1]

Jun 09, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz warns taxpayers about the grounds for a tax evasion case

US review finds deliberate tax fraud at Caterpillar – report

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Leslie Robinson is hired by an unspecified US agency to review Caterpillar s finances which have been probed by US tax authorities and Congress over the accounting of a Swiss subsidiary

CATERPILLAR. Workers stand next caterpillar's vehicles at the Caterpillar plant in Gosselies, Charleroi on September 5, 2016. Photo by Virginie Lefour/ Belga / AFP

Ronaldo says Ballon d'Or win clouded by fraud allegations

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:10 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo says the allegations have been hard to bear for himself and his loved ones

Handout photo released on December 12, 2016 by L'Equipe shows Portugese player Cristiano Ronaldo posing with the Ballon d'Or France Football trophy in Madrid. FRANCK SEGUIN / L'EQUIPE / AFP

Messi compared to 'crime boss' at tax fraud trial

Jun 04, 2016 - 5:18 AM

The state attorney representing tax authorities is seeking a fine plus a prison sentence of 22 and a half months for Messi and his father

TAX WRAP. The Argentina and Barcelona star and his father have been accused of using companies in Belize and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi's income earned from his image rights from 2007-09. Photo by Alberto Estevez/EPA

Messi due to go on trial in Spain for tax fraud

May 29, 2016 - 9:29 AM

The court appearance comes just days before he joins his Argentina teammates for the Copa America in the United States

TRIAL. Argentinian player Lionel Messi (C) arrives to the airport of the city of Rosario, Argentina, 28 May 2016. The medical staff of the Argentina team announced on 28 May that Lionel Messi is 'better' from the concussion he suffered last night during the friendly match played by the Argentinian National Team against Honduras. Messi will travel to Barcelona, Spain on 29 May 2016, to testify in a case of alleged tax evasion.  Photo by Jose Granata/EPA

French tax police raid Google's Paris offices

May 25, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Prosecutors say police tax officials and 25 computer experts took part in the raid

GOOGLE RAID. A sign reading 'I'm feeling lucky' is displayed on the facade of the Google headquarters in Paris, France, 24, 2016. Photo by Jeremy Lempin/EPA

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US ex-minister to Iglesia: Stop tax fraud

Dec 06, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The Iglesia ni Cristo for its part vows to cooperate with the proper authorities as it faces an accusation of tax fraud

TAX FRAUD? In the US, an ex-minister reports the Iglesia ni Cristo for alleged tax fraud. The INC denies this claim. File photo by Rappler

Football star Lionel Messi to be tried on tax fraud charges

Oct 09, 2015 - 5:43 AM

It is alleged Messi and his father ceded his image rights to fake companies in order to avoid declaring money made from lucrative deals with sponsors in Spain

AWAITING TRIAL. Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were accused in 2013 of defrauding the taxman out of 4.16 million euros in taxes related to Messi's image rights between 2007 and 2009 through the creation of fake companies in Belize and Uruguay. File photo by Alejandro Garcia/EPA

HSBC faces French criminal probe over 'SwissLeaks'

Apr 09, 2015 - 11:32 PM

That data indicates the bank helped over 120 000 clients to hide 180 6 billion euros from tax authorities

Spanish court presses ahead with Messi tax fraud case

Jul 29, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were accused last year of not paying 4 16 million euros 5 58 million in tax on earnings from player image rights from 2007 to 2009

MESSI TAX FRAUD CASE. Lionel Messi  during the FIFA World Cup 2014 final between Germany and Argentina. Photo by Ballesteros/EPA

Court orders political ban for Italy's Berlusconi

Oct 19, 2013 - 5:31 PM

UPDATED An Italian court orders a two year ban from parliament and elections for scandal tainted former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi as part of a tax fraud case

DEFEATED. Former Prime Minister and leader of Forza Italia, Silvio Berlusconi (C) speaks at the Senate before a confidence vote at the Parliament, in Rome, Italy, 02 October 2013. EPA/Alessandro Di Meo

Messi is innocent of tax fraud - lawyers

Jun 21, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Leo Messi s lawyers come to the rescue saying they firmly believe that their client is innocent of tax fraud

BLEMISHED? The accusations of tax fraud come as a huge blow to the reputation of Lionel Messi, considered by many as the best footballer today. Photo by EPA/Pier Paolo Ferreri.

Messi, father deny tax crime allegation

Jun 13, 2013 - 12:42 PM

The four time World Player of the year said he only heard of the accusations through media

FRAUD? Lionel Messi and his father are being charged with tax fraud.  A file picture dated 18 July 2012 shows FC Barcelona's Argentinean forward Lionel Messi during a press conference following his team's training session in Barcelona's sport complex in Sant Joan Despi, Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Andreu Dalmau/EPA