Thursday, February 25, 2021
Ending the Shell Game: Cracking down on the Professionals who enable Tax and White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes like tax evasion, bribery, and corruption are often concealed through complex legal structures and financial transactions facilitated by lawyers, accountants, financial institutions and other "professional enablers" of such crimes. These crimes have significant impacts on government revenue, public confidence and economic growth, including the recovery from COVID-19. This report sets out a range of strategies and actions for countries to take to tackle professional intermediaries who enable tax evasion and other financial crimes on behalf of their criminal clients. The report highlights the damaging role played by these intermediaries and the importance of concerted domestic and international action in clamping down on the enablers of crime, and includes recommended counter-strategies for deterring, disrupting, investigating and prosecuting the professionals who enable tax and white collar crimes.
- OECD work on tax and crime
2021 OECD GLOBAL ANTI-CORRUPTION & INTEGRITY FORUM
This report will be presented at the virtual OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum on 23-25 March 2021. You are invited to register to the event and join the session on "Professional Enablers of Tax Crime" taking place on 24 March 2021 at 16:45 (CET). This session will highlight the damaging role played by intermediaries who enable financial crimes on behalf of their criminal clients, and the importance of concerted domestic and international action in clamping down on the enablers of crime.