Your questions on the Panama Papers answered

10:56 am on 12 May 2016

Panama Papers NZ - Don't know your tax returns from your tax havens? Confused about all the fuss over the Panama Papers?

Look back at our LIVE CHAT with tax expert Deborah Russell.

Foreign trusts and New Zealand's rules have been under the spotlight since the release of the Panama Papers, which revealed how the Panamanian law firm orchestrated a worldwide web of companies designed to let people hide money and avoid taxes.

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* Deborah Russell is a senior lecturer in taxation at Massey University. She is also RNZ Nights' feminist pundit, and she appears regularly in national media commenting on various issues. She has two blogs, Left Side Story and A Bee of a Certain Age, and her twitter handle is beefaerie. Deborah was the Labour candidate for Rangitikei in the 2014 election.

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*The investigation into New Zealand links in the Panama Papers is a journalistic collaboration by reporters from RNZ News, One News and investigative journalist Nicky Hager, and with the assistance of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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