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Offshore Tax Havens: ICIJ Database Of Tax Shelter Users Is Made Available To The Public

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The ICIJ is encouraging members of the public to come forward with information about companies investing cash in offshore accounts. | Getty
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Are you interested in helping to track corporate cash as it travels around the globe?

On Friday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists made public a massive database, containing the names of tens of thousands of people and companies that have used offshore accounts to shelter their assets.

Drawing on a cache of 2.5 million leaked documents, the ICIJ has identified people and organizations in more than 30 countries using "tax havens" -- nations that impose few or no taxes on foreign assets held there. Offshore accounts are often used as a way of sidestepping tax laws in the investor's home country.

For many of the entries in the ICIJ database, the precise nature and amount of holdings are still unclear -- which is part of the reason the ICIJ is now making its information public, and encouraging readers to come forward with their own tips.

If you have any firsthand information about a company, an organization or a person named in the ICIJ’s database, we want to hear from you.

Send us a note at openreporting@huffingtonpost.com. We will never reveal your name or any identifying details without your permission.

If you are a tax accountant or otherwise knowledgeable about international tax laws, and would like to help us identify red flags within the ICIJ’s trove of information, we’d also be interested in talking to you.

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