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The Gentle Tax

There was a time when the mere mention of the name Germaine Greer – pioneering, feminist author of ‘The Female Eunuch’ – made grown men (and only grown men) adopt the Direct-free-kick-defensive-wall position favoured by all modern footballers. 731 more words

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Reflecting on 18 years researching China’s tax law – Nolan Sharkey

I introduced myself to the tax laws of China in 1997, nearly 18 years ago. It was a natural interest for me – I was involved in post-graduate tax study at Atax UNSW, had done university Chinese studies at Murdoch and spent a significant period of time as a student in China in ‘95. 1,012 more words


Canada’s Voluntary Disclosures Program

Canadian Tax Haiku of the Week:

Have not filed, or

Maybe forgot some income?

Voluntary Disclosure!


The reality is that we are moving towards an increasingly transparent tax world. 1,602 more words

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The inaugural Luxembourg tax-avoidance power rankings

Like snowflakes, no two tax-avoiding corporate structures are the same.

When someone leaked secret Luxembourg tax deals for some 340 multinational companies, Quartz reporters were keen to get a  567 more words

Hungary for knowledge

1984 (the 326 page book, rather than the 366 day year of the same name) describes how a totalitarian regime could keep a lid  on knowledge through a Ministry of Truth, Newspeak’s Doublethink, and the dreaded Thought Police. 458 more words

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UN Taxation Experts Discuss International Tax Issues

The tenth session of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters took place in Geneva from 21 to 25 October 2014. The experts considered issues relating to the next update of the UN Model Tax Convention and commentary, updates to the Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing, issues arising from the G20 action plan on base erosion and profit shifting and a draft of a practical manual on the negotiation of bilateral tax treaties. 700 more words

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And now for something hardly different

The surviving members of the Monty Python team must be cock-a-hoop over the cover of the (just about) current issue of The Economist. Under the headline: ‘Europe’s Economy’, a parrot lies dead receiving an infusion, while Angela Merkel comments, ‘It’s only resting’. 623 more words

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