Tobacco

BAT channelled millions of euros to the Netherlands, now Brazil wants its share of the pie

The Brazilian government is demanding 350 million euros from tobacco giant British American Tobacco for tax avoidance, research by The Investigative Desk shows. This money …

Tobacco

Rehabiliatting nicotine amidst a pandemic: Big Tobacco’s Playbook in the 21st century

A cross-border investigation uncovered how COVID-19 is used a marketing opportunity for the tobacco industry. For decades the tobacco industry casted doubts on the harms …

Tobacco

Marlboro producer outsmarts its competition (and politicians)

Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris conducts a sophisticated lobby in the Netherlands, using a meticulous international step-by-step plan. Yet it still manages to make a profit, …

Tobacco

Tobacco giants channel billions of euros through the Netherlands

Four tobacco companies channel about 40 per cent of their annual profits through the Netherlands to avoid taxes. Despite international measures, this has not yet …

Tobacco

Big Tobacco, Small Tax Bill

New research from the Investigative Desk with support from the University of Bath shows, for the first time on this scale, which tax avoidance methods …

Tobacco

Dutch tax authorities: Tobacco giant BAT channelled billions through the Netherlands

According to the Dutch tax authorities (Belastingdienst), British American Tobacco channelled 4 billion euros in worldwide profits through the Netherlands without paying any tax on …

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BAT appeals 1.2 bn Dutch tax claim

British American Tobacco (BAT) is fighting  a record  1.2 billion euro claim for tax avoidance. Thursday 30 October a court in the city of Haarlem …

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Tobacco industry interferes with Dutch anti-smoking agreement

Research by The Investigative Desk has shown that the tobacco industry, by using its contacts in the biggest party in the Dutch government coalition, has …