Monthly Archives: November 2012

Public Accounts Conditioning

Although yesterday’s PAC was quite amusing, I’m not sure exactly how valuable a couple of hours was spent watching it. I don’t think anything that came from any of the witnesses was particularly shocking. I think Matt Brittin put in … Continue reading

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GAAR panel debate

I’ve read with interest a couple of opinions on the GAAR panel this week, mainly focusing on the make up of the interim panel. One of the opinions I read was from a certain tax enthusiast who was expressing dismay … Continue reading

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Tax avoidance, complexity and nihilism

I find the debate on tax avoidance quite interesting. Not so much for the substance of the debate, but the manner in which people debate it. I think there‚Äôs quite a disconnect when you see people who are livid about … Continue reading

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