How Italy is tackling VAT fraud

A new VAT system in Italy means the government sees every invoice issued. Spain, Poland and others are now doing the same

How reputational risk can drive tax change

The reputational risk for companies minimising tax liabilities as much as legally possible is greater than ever. So how should companies respond?

What are IFCs? Debunking the ‘tax haven’ myth

Stories of laundering cash through illegal tax havens hit the headlines, but they have nothing to do with recognised offshore financial centres

Cracking the shell companies

The 'Panama Papers', leaked documents detailing how world leaders and their families have money held in shell companies, has once again exposed the dubious business of tax havens

Ownership of UK residential property

With many experts predicting that the UK property market is entering another boom, Wendy Walton, tax partner at BDO, outlines some of the key tax issues for buyers