Philip Wolf (J.D. 2019, UC-Hastings; Tax Associate, Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo, San Francisco), Manoj Viswanathan: The Professor Who Inspired Me to Love Tax, 172 Tax Notes Fed. 1615 (Sept. 6, 2021):
We’re working hard to protect the integrity of the tax profession and to ensure a level playing field. Currently we have 40 litigation cases on hand with two ongoing civil penalty matters in the Federal Court. We’re also managing 37 appeals in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court. Read two of our recent cases about how the Federal Court ordered unregistered tax preparer Jessa Van Stroe (aka Jessa Layola) to stop preparing and lodging income tax returns and sentenced unregistered tax preparer Kent Scott Hacker to seven months jail.
THE HARDEST THING TO UNDERSTAND IN THE WORLD IS THE INCOME TAX” – ALBERT EINSTEIN
VentureBeat - Study finds remote work is boosting productivity: “The pandemic is changing tech priorities for many companies, according to a new report from independent research firm Omdia. Enterprises rated cybersecurity and hybrid work as the top initiatives at their organizations, with customer experience, business processes, and better empowering frontline workers following close behind. Omdia’s Future of Work survey, which compiled over 300 responses from executives at large companies, implies that working away from traditional offices will become the new norm. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they’ll either be primarily home-based or adopt a hybrid work style, while 68% of enterprises believe employee productivity has improved since the move to remote work. The report agrees with the conclusions of a recent Stanford study that found working from home increased productivity among a group of 16,000 workers by 13% over the course of nine months. Attrition rates were also cut by 50%, with employees citing a quieter, more convenient working environment as a major advantage. “The world of work has undergone significant change due to the disruptions brought about by the pandemic,” Omdia principal analyst Adam Holtby said in a press release. “Our research shows that people, process, place, and technology transformation are the foundation upon which successful digital workplace ecosystems are created.”…
France recalls ambassadors from US and Australia in protest over submarine deal South China Morning Post
Chinese Major-General worked with fired scientist at Canada’s top infectious disease lab.“The joint research conducted by Major-General Chen Wei and former Canadian government lab scientist Xiangguo Qiu indicates that co-operation between the Chinese military and scientists at the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) went much higher than was previously known. The People’s Liberation Army is the military wing of China’s ruling Communist Party.”
I suspect that one reason we’re hearing such muted criticism of the Chinese over the Covid debacle is that so much of the western “public health” community was in bed with them. I also suspect that this isn’t by accident, but by design.