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Global Tax Avoidance Task Force Netting Criminals, Officials Say

Feb. 19, 2020, 2:28 PM

Members of a five-nation task force credited their coordinated efforts for tackling financial crimes involving cryptocurrencies and international banking.

  • The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement task force (J5) was formed in 2018 to coordinate efforts in fighting transnational tax crimes.
  • “The operational cooperation within the J5 is beginning to pay off and we see that the cooperation also has an impact on local investigations,” Hans van der Vlist, chief and general director of the FIOD, said. He was referring to the Dutch government’s Tuesday announcement that it had arrested two people suspected of laundering 2 million euros ($2.16 ...