A Spectre Looms

International tax auditors are trawling massive amounts of data to tackle tax evasion. It’s a lot like the latest James Bond movie

8th November, 2015
James Bond, Spectre

The seemingly endless credits for Spectre, the latest James Bond movie, include a tax accountant. That wouldn’t have happened in Sean Connery’s day.

I suspect that being the tax accountant on a film like Spectre is a tricky job. There are multiple locations, multiple payrolls, multiple royalties and licences to be paid. It shares all the routine tax headaches with much less glamorous businesses working cross-border. Every country has its own...

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