“Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable!”
Darien Shanske (UC-Davis; Google Scholar) presents State Digital Services Taxes: A Good and Permissible Idea (Despite What You Might Have Heard) (with Young Ran (Christine) Kim(Cardozo; Google Scholar)) at San Diego today as part of its Tax Speaker Series hosted by Miranda Fleischer
Tax systems have been struggling to adapt to the digitalization of the economy. At the center of the struggles is taxing digital platforms, such as Google or Facebook. These immensely profitable firms have a business model that gives away "free" services, such as searching the web. The service is not really free; it is paid for by having the users watch ads and tender data. Traditional tax systems are not designed to tax such barter transactions, leaving a gap in taxation.
A proposed new law aiming to clamp down on multinational companies that shift their profits to tax havens is being called a model for the U.S. and EU to adopt
The eerily quiet $200billion World Cup stadiums marooned in the Qatar desert: Lacking in atmosphere with little fanfare and battered by sandstorms, the ‘no frills’ venues hosting football’s greatest showpiece Daily Mail
JULIETTE OCHIENG: On Ridicule. “When people laugh derisively at something you say – and tell you that this is what they are doing – they do it with the assumption that this type of laughter will wound you in some way. But what happens if this has no effect on you?”
How to become immune to it: become dedicated to the truth over all else, especially if it is an uncomfortable truth.
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt has ordered the independent review of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), an agency that's experienced plenty of controversy since former minister Barnaby Joyce announced its relocation from Canberra to Armidale in 2016.