Friday, March 19, 2010

Lloyds accused of avoiding tax to artificially boost profits

Guardian – A former employee of Lloyds Banking Group has accused the bank of artificially inflating its profits by almost £1bn through the use of aggressive tax-avoidance schemes and exotic “Lehman- style” offshore deals which he said amounted to false accounting. The former senior tax manager at the bank told an employment tribunal Lloyds was involved in running battles with Revenue & Customs after it embarked on a hostile relationship with the tax authority over multimillion-pound corporation tax bills while involved in extensive manipulation of the way it accounted for unpaid taxes.

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