Tag Archives: IRD

Two more dodgy Panamanian law firms and their New Zealand companies

This post is a follow up to the previous one, but takes us into new territory. Well, mostly the same territory, Panama and New Zealand, with an interesting African link. But it does introduce a new local trust firm player, … Continue reading

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NZ PM lies about Cook Islands connection

The Panama Papers continue to cause confusion in New Zealand as the Prime Minister, John Key, comes under scrutiny for the first time. Yes, the first time. He has always supported the right wing agenda from the 1980s, to create … Continue reading

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The Claytons Tax Haven in New Zealand

It came as a surprise to most people here in New Zealand that a tax haven was being run by a few law firms out of Auckland. Who knew? Well the National Party and officials in the Inland Revenue Department … Continue reading

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Poachers turned gamekeepers at IRD AND SFO

One of the features of the legal and financial elite in New Zealand is how they swap sides, from public to private sectors. Of course, in reality there aren’t sides at all, the elite is separated from the mass of … Continue reading

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Is New Zealand a tax haven?

A month or so ago there was a very interesting item on New Zealand’s TV3 network, in the local version of 60 Minutes. Reporter Guyon Espiner decided to take a closer look at the operation of non-resident trusts, and the … Continue reading

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