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EXPOSING THE ENABLERS: Lawyers, accountants and other professionals are the key players facilitating tax and financial crimes, warns OECD report

Noting that this small section of professional enablers “undermine public interest in ensuring taxes are paid and available for public use”, the report said, “targeting professional enablers and disrupting their activities is a key avenue for addressing criminal activity at the source.”

By Vish Gain for AMLi

‘PROFESSIONAL ENABLERS’ is what a new OECD report calls lawyers, accountants and other professionals who play a key role in facilitating tax evasion and white-collar crimes.

The report says the small segment of legal and financial professionals that generates opportunities to facilitate financial crimes undermine not only the rule of law public confidence in the legal and financial system but also their own profession.

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