Bermuda Named In ‘Uber Files’ Report

July 11, 2022

A recently released in depth report asserts that ride sharing company Uber “channeled money through Bermuda and other tax havens” in order to “cut its tax bill by millions of dollars.”


An NPR story said, “As Uber aggressively pushed into markets around the world, the ride-sharing service lobbied political leaders to relax labor and taxi laws, used a “kill switch” to thwart regulators and law enforcement, channeled money through Bermuda and other tax havens and considered portraying violence against its drivers as a way to gain public sympathy, according to a report released Sunday.

According to NPR, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – the same organisation involved in releasing the “Paradise Papers’ back in 2017 — “scoured internal Uber texts, emails, invoices and other documents to deliver what it called “an unprecedented look into the ways Uber defied taxi laws and upended workers’ rights.”

The documents were first leaked to the British newspaper The Guardian, which shared them with the consortium.

In a written statement. Uber spokesperson Jill Hazelbaker acknowledged “mistakes” in the past and said CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, hired in 2017, had been “tasked with transforming every aspect of how Uber operates. When we say Uber is a different company today, we mean it literally: 90% of current Uber employees joined after Dara became CEO.”

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