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Tax havens explained: How the rich hide money

Super wealthy have vast array of options to take cash offshore

Last Updated: Oct. 1, 2013

Recent leaks of secret banking information have helped authorities around the world crack down on tax cheats who go offshore, resulting in billions of dollars recovered for the public purse. Now, in one of the biggest ever leaks of financial data, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has released data on a whopping 120,000 secret offshore entities in 10 different jurisdictions.

Read more about how unscrupulous investors hire high-priced lawyers and financial advisers to move money offshore in the interactive below. Select the blue button to make choices and move through each step. Read more of CBC's coverage of the massive leak of offshore data and how tax havens sell secrecy in our special series.


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