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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL TAX AVOIDANCE INDEX

LAST UPDATED APRIL 2016

Offshore – and out of reach to the Revenue: The Guardian: 3 February 2009

Shell: Tax gap reporting team: The Guardian: Tuesday 3 February 2009

Holding the UK’s major corporations to account: The Guardian: Monday 27 July 2009

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL HISTORY OF TAX AVOIDANCE: 1 October 2011

Starbucks a novice at tax dodging compared with Shell: 7 December 2012

Shell and ABN Amro ‘masters in tax avoidance’: DutchNews.nl: 1 April 2013

Shell Admits Real Reason Coast Guard Had To Rescue Its Arctic Drilling Rig: Failed Tax Avoidance Scheme: CLIMATEPROGRESS: 28 May 2013

Shell Admits Kulluk Rig was Moved to Avoid Taxes: OilPrice.com: 27 May 2013

Shell Rushed Rig to Arctic Sea to Avoid Alaska Tax: U.S.: BLOOMBERG.COM: 4 April 2014

Under oath admission of tax dodging in Alaska by Shell executive: Sit News: 9 April 2014

Swiss Role in Aggressive Tax Avoidance by Royal Dutch Shell: Friends of the Earth: 30 November 2014

Shell pumped $20 billion a year from motorists but paid no company tax: The Sydney Morning Herald: 9 August 2015

Six British multinationals ‘did not pay any UK corporation tax in 2014’: The Independent: 31 JAN 2016

EXTRACT:

Shell used a complex corporate structure, a company branch in Switzerland, with hardly any tax rates, and tax havens such as Bermuda to reduced its tax payments. 

In 2014, it paid no UK corporation tax but made a global profit of £19.87bn writes the Sunday paper. 

Zero tax bill for UK big six: The Sunday Times: 31 Jan 2016

Shell, Agip, Chevron tax evaders, Gov Dickson writes Buhari: The News: 22 April 2016

EXTRACT:

A press statement from Bayelsa Govt House named the companies that evade tax as Shell Petroleum Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC);

Multinationals already working the angles on ‘Google Tax’: Financial Review: 26 April 2016

EXTRACT:

In 2014 Shell Australia paid $534 million in finance costs on $12.7 billion of debt owed to offshore Shell companies. But its submission to the Senate tax inquiry showed that while it paid that $169 million interest to a Bermuda associate, the biggest cost was $260.7 million paid to a Shell company in Luxembourg for cross-currency interest rate swap costs.

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