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The Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index highlights places around the world that provide (relatively) safe havens for tax evaders. The index was calculated in 2015 and includes data from 92 countries and territories. By ranking jurisdictions according to both their secrecy, and the scale of their activities, the organization aims to provide a ranking of them in terms of financial secrecy and ability to evade taxes.[1]

Financial Secrecy Index, 2015Edit

Ninety-two countries and territories were included in the 2015 Financial Secrecy Index.[1]

Rank Country or territory FSI Value Secrecy Score Global Scale Weight
1    Switzerland 1,466.1 73 5.625
2   Hong Kong 1,259.4 72 3.842
3   USA 1,254.7 60 19.603
4   Singapore 1,147.1 69 4.280
5   Cayman Islands 1,013.1 65 4.857
6   Luxembourg 816.9 55 11.630
7   Lebanon 760.2 79 0.377
8   Germany 701.8 56 6.026
9   Bahrain 471.3 74 0.164
10   United Arab Emirates (Dubai) 440.7 77 0.085
11   Macao 420.1 70 0.188
12   Japan 418.3 58 1.062
13   Panama 415.6 72 0.132
14   Marshall Islands 405.5 79 0.053
15   United Kingdom 380.2 41 17.394
16   Jersey 354.0 65 0.216
17   Guernsey 339.3 64 0.231
18   Malaysia (Labuan) 338.7 75 0.050
19   Turkey 320.9 64 0.182
20   China 312.1 54 0.743
21   British Virgin Islands 307.6 60 0.281
22   Barbados 298.3 78 0.024
23   Mauritius 297.0 72 0.049
24   Austria 295.3 54 0.692
25   Bahamas 273.0 79 0.017
26   Brazil 263.6 52 0.678
27   Malta 260.9 50 0.990
28   Uruguay 255.5 71 0.037
29   Canada 251.7 46 1.785
30   Russia 243.2 54 0.397
31   France 241.9 43 3.104
32   Isle of Man 228.5 64 0.068
33   Liberia 218.2 83 0.006
34   Bermuda 217.7 66 0.042
35   Cyprus 213.9 50 0.518
36   Liechtenstein 202.3 76 0.010
37   Ireland 187.4 40 2.313
38   Belgium 181.2 41 1.863
39   Guatemala 177.1 76 0.007
40   Israel 173.7 53 0.166
41   Netherlands 168.3 48 0.322
42   Chile 166.6 54 0.120
43   Saudi Arabia 163.8 61 0.037
44   Australia 148.0 43 0.586
45   India 148.0 39 1.487
46   Philippines 146.0 63 0.020
47   Vanuatu 142.8 87 0.001
48   Ghana 139.1 67 0.010
49   Korea 124.2 44 0.302
50   US Virgin Islands 118.2 69 0.004
51   Samoa 117.5 86 0.001
52   Mexico 117.0 45 0.211
53   Norway 110.6 38 0.731
54   New Zealand 109.3 46 0.129
55   Gibraltar 109.3 67 0.005
56   Sweden 100.8 36 1.006
57   Aruba 99.5 68 0.003
58   Italy 98.6 35 1.218
59   Latvia 92.7 45 0.113
60   Belize 92.4 79 0.001
61   South Africa 90.8 42 0.203
62   Botswana 90.5 71 0.002
63   Anguilla 89.3 69 0.002
64   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 79.6 78 0.000
65   Antigua & Barbuda 79.5 81 0.000
66   Spain 77.4 33 1.090
67   Costa Rica 74.9 55 0.010
68   Turks and Caicos Islands 72.4 71 0.001
69   Saint Kitts and Nevis 68.4 78 0.000
70   Curacao 67.8 68 0.001
71   Iceland 67.1 46 0.035
72   Seychelles 60.8 71 0.000
73   Slovakia 60.1 50 0.011
74   Macedonia 59.5 66 0.001
75   Poland 57.2 36 0.172
76   Monaco 53.6 74 0.000
77   Estonia 52.9 44 0.023
78   Portugal (Madeira) 52.5 39 0.063
79   Saint Lucia 51.6 83 0.000
80   Brunei 47.4 83 0.000
81   Czech Republic 44.2 35 0.105
82   Grenada 42.1 76 0.000
83   Denmark 38.2 31 0.219
84   Hungary 37.3 36 0.052
85   Greece 37.2 36 0.046
86   San Marino 33.2 70 0.000
87   Andorra 27.3 77 0.000
88   Slovenia 22.4 34 0.019
89   Dominica 21.3 76 0.000
90   Finland 19.4 31 0.025
91   Cook Islands 17.8 76 0.000
92   Montserrat 10.8 67 0.000
  Independent countries (plus one associated state) under the jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Dominica abandoned the JCPC in March 2015

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Financial Secrecy Index - 2015 Results". Tax Justice Network. November 2, 2015.