Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
By: Leandra Lederman There is an extensive set of literatures on tax compliance and evasion, often discussing the traditional economic model (the deterrence model) and/or behavioral theories such as social norms or tax morale. (For recent examples summarizing the theories, see this article by … Continue reading
The minute the government brings in new tax laws, the Big Four accounting firms get cracking on the loopholes for their multinational clients. It matters not that EY, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte are the biggest beneficiaries of government consulting contracts, they are also the masterminds of global tax avoidance. Michael West reports on the case of the Kiwi corporate raider, Graeme Hart, the once venerable Burns Philp and its accountant Deloitte.
Australia’s largest coal producer, the secretive Swiss commodities trader, Glencore, topped our Top 40 Tax Dodgers chart last year. This year, it is not even on the list.
What happened? Did it suddenly pay a lot of tax? No, tax payable was precisely $1,000 – a suspiciously round number which appears to be either a total fluke or a cheeky wave to yours truly. Total income for this one Glencore entity was almost $15 billion for the 2017 year alone. Sneaky coal giant Glencore drops off the top 40 tax dodgers
Google ramps up the ‘double Irish’ before closing time The Irish Times
‘Google and the other large companies that form part of the global tech vanguard are squeezing every last drop out of the “double Irish, Dutch sandwich” tax-avoidance trick before the loophole is finally closed by the State next year.‘
At its National Conference in Adelaide on 16-18 December 2018, Labor released a
paper for delegates entitled, "A Fair Go For Australia". While the paper does not
mention Labor's key proposal to restrict cash refunds of excess franking
credits, it does outline the following policy items of interest