Australia's tax office can use Paradise Papers data to pursue multinationals: Court

Pedro Gonçalves
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Australia's top court has rejected a move by global mining giant Glencore to stop government officials from using leaked documents detailing the offshore arrangements of the country's largest coal producer to assess its tax bill. Australia's High Court ruled unanimously that giant Glencore could not rely on "legal privilege" to prevent the Australian Tax Office (ATO) from accessing emails, bank records, PowerPoint presentations and other files from the 2017 Paradise Papers investigation. Typically, documents marked "privileged" do not have to be disclosed in court. Companies within th...

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