McDonald’s And Luxembourg – EU Says Paying No Tax Is Legal

The European Union has announced the result of its investigation into McDonald's and the deal the company had with Luxembourg. All entirely legal they...

Will Apple, Ireland Or The European Union Win The Tax Appeal?

Ireland has now collected the disputed amount of tax from Apple, as the European Union insisted it should. The next interesting stage is going...

Encouraging Overbidding Is The Point Of The Train Franchising System

We've that interesting little example of the manner in which Members of Parliament - perhaps our rulers in general - don't really get the...

Yes Indeedy, There’s A Laffer Curve For Innovation

The standard form of the Laffer Curve is simply a mathematical truth, that there are tax rates which are too low to be revenue...

How Lovely To Spot The Laffer Curve In The Wild –...

Around a certain sort of leftist mention of the Laffer Curve just brings a derisive snort. The sadness of that reaction being that it's...

What A Surprise – Corey Stewart Opposes Trump’s Federal Pay Freeze

Here's a serious surprise for seasoned political watchers. A Senate candidate for Virginia - home to an awful lot of voters who work for...

Naked Self-Interest And The Idea Of Higher VAT For Online, Amazon,...

The latest suggestion for dealing with the decline of retail is one of such naked self-interest that those proposing it should be ashamed of...

If Only The Guardian Used Someone Who Understood Tax To Write...

Here's a very useful example of what's wrong with much of the shouting about economics, tax and the world over to the left of...

Laffer Curve Spotted In The Wild – Stamp Duty Rises Produce...

One of the more contentious economic assertions is that of the Laffer Curve. The idea that tax rates can be so high that they...

Amazon UK Gets Shouted At For Paying Too Much Tax

This is an interesting little reversal of the normal course of events. Amazon UK is being shouted at by the usuals for organising to...