Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tax Valentines Seven Days Later

 WE WERE GOING TO SEND THIS AT 4:20 AM* But we forgot

How to Crack Down on Tax Havens The Atlantic
By TJN’s Nicholas Shaxson, author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens And The Men Who Stole The World  

*A measure to love: UN tax commission Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Is this 'the absolute worst' approach employers can take?
ATO memo urges Staff to dob in colleagues who take long lunches.

ATO response to IT failures 'effective' despite poor planning: national auditor

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Thirteen: Even After 4Q Cost Cuts, Uber Lost $4.5 Billion in 2017
How the business press got the story on Uber’s latest financial report wrong.

A troubling loophole of Delaware’s extensive corporate privacy laws: They shield human traffickers’ identities.


THE AL CAPONE’S VAULT OF AMERICAN HISTORY: “When people embarrass themselves, I tend to cringe and look away. I turn off talk radio when callers make a stupid point. I feel queasy when a colleague misspeaks in a public forum. And when reading Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains, which was one of five finalists for the National Book Award for nonfiction, I felt nauseated. I was embarrassed for the author, embarrassed for Duke University and MacLean’s colleagues in its history department, embarrassed for the liberal reviewers who lauded such obviously shoddy and dishonest work, and most of all embarrassed for the prestigious National Book Award for having given it their imprimatur…. Throughout Democracy in Chains I kept waiting for the big reveal that would show the secret details of Buchanan and Koch’s far right takeover—and was left disappointed. The book is the historian’s equivalent of Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone’s vault.”


'Dob in a colleague' memo 'not unhelpful': ATO information chief Ramez Katf 


 IT reforms will be achieved by end of year: ATO tech boss


Data Driven Journalism: “Collecting and publishing data collected from social media sites such as Twitter are everyday practices for the data journalist. Recent findings from Cardiff University’s Social Data Science Lab question the practice of publishing Twitter content without seeking some form of informed consent from users beforehand.
It’s the time of year when tax experts are Twitterpated! Yes, on tax Twitter, it’s not Singles Awareness Day, but rather time for #TaxValentines! Twitter member Jeremy Cape reportedly started them a few years ago. Many of the valentines take the traditional format of the classic love poem, such as this never-before-tweeted basic tax valentine:

Roses are red

Violets are blue

I adore taxes

And I also love you

I like to play with the second line, such as in this one that I tweeted last year:


Kim  Kardashian is known for her pert derrière

This next one plays with “rose” and is also a public service announcement:

Some of the tax valentines include plays on words, political commentary, and/or comments on recent tax developments. Here’s an example, with my follow-up, too: