Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Denmark billed as 'perfect' tax haven

Glad to see Honeymoon Period is still on: Gladys Berejiklian report card after one year

A tidy summation of the shutdown's politics

From The Washington Post's estimable Dan Balz, all you need to know in a tidy paragraph:
"The elements that produced this weekend’s government shutdown sum up the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency: a dealmaking chief executive who can’t make a deal; a divided Republican Party struggling to govern and in an uneasy relationship with the president; and a Democratic Party tethered to its anti-Trump progressive base in the face of political risk."

Denmark billed as 'perfect' tax haven 

When it comes to tax havens, most people usually think of islands in the Caribbean, Switzerland or Jersey, and certainly not tax-ravenous Denmark.
But actually Denmark allows a particular company type – limited liability partnerships – that attracts foreigners who are looking to avoid paying taxes in their own nations because the company type not only conceals the owner, but is also absolved from taxation.

Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), Lesson From The Tax Court: What Are They Thinking?

NY Times: An Einstein For The Subway? A Lawyer — 'B' Student At BU Law School — Suggests A ‘Genius’ Fix

Law Profs Should MEdia Dragon,  Not Tweet
We have our first confirmed federal Twitter judge, Judge Don Willett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. More than 500 legal scholars both young and old, as well as sophisticated practitioners, use Twitter to comment, analyze and argue. From a practical perspective, legal Twitter is thriving.
But is legal Twitter a good thing? The question has been bouncing aroundon (surprise) Twitter — but without (surprise) any very sustained engagement.
This matters because law professors serve a public function: They work out the meaning of the law before it goes to the courts, and they explain law to the public. If they’re doing a bad job, the legal system suffers.

Following up on Thursday's post, Apple To Pay $38 Billion In Taxes To Bring Cash Hoard Back To U.S. And Build U.S. Campus:  Wall Street Journal, Apple’s Big Cash Winners: Shareholders:
Apple announced a $38 billion tax windfall for the U.S. government this week, but the biggest beneficiary of the company’s response to tax-system changes will likely be its shareholders.

Salim Mehajer arrested after investigation into Lidcombe car crash