We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.— E. M. Forster, born around this date in 1879
"To be nobody-but-yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." E E Cummings
~ B C who was born around this time in MM 😎
Nice try, @turbotax. There are some strange tax credits in this country but moving just because your house is haunted isn’t one of them.pic.twitter.com/c5nPp9qGFw— H&R Block (@HRBlock) January 6, 2017
Revenue authorities act on Panama Papers investigations
Revenue authorities have shared their findings on investigations arising from the Panama Papers into the role of tax intermediaries, including financial institutions, advisers, lawyers, and accountants, who facilitate tax evasion and avoidance.
This was the third meeting of the Joint International Taskforce on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration (JITSIC) group of senior officials of tax administrations, which convened at the OECD to discuss progress on compliance activity, exchange information, and further understand the role of Mossack Fonseca and its relationship with other intermediaries. It involved simultaneous exchange of information based on legal instruments under the OECD and Council of Europe Multilateral Convention and tax treaties.
Source: OECD JITSIC website (Vice Chair Chris Jordan) and media release, 18 January 2017t
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It's hard to convince people these days that one lonely person can budge the vast stone wheel of apathy. The truth, though, is the same as it ever was: One pair of willing hands might inspire thousands or millions to push. That's the way the world is changed: hand by hand - frame by frame ...
History teaches that there’s one kind of disaster we probably don’t have to worry about: the one everyone is worrying about. The majority of “elites” didn’t foresee the fall of Rome, Great Depression or WWII, and they’re no Nostradamus now. Man’s end may come, but it’s more likely to be authored by the geopolitical climate than the natural one ...
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