Laffer Curve Spotted In The Wild – Stamp Duty Rises Produce Less Revenue

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

Julian Richer Simply Doesn’t Understand Tax – Despite His New Taxwatch Plan

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I do always find it so amusing when people start whining about the tax system in the UK. Because it is within those whines...

If Higher Taxes Are Necessary To Fund Government Then There’s No Austerity, Is There?

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The IFS tells us that higher taxes will be necessary if we're to end this unceasing austerity the public finances are all suffering from....

Jared Kushner Pays No Income Tax – A Fair And Entirely Reasonable Result

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We've reports that Jared Kushner paid no Federal income tax for years. This is obviously going to play well - or not well, dependent...

If Only The Guardian Used Someone Who Understood Tax To Write About Amazon’s Tax

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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...

Amazon UK Gets Shouted At For Paying Too Much Tax

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

The Laffer Curve Applies To The American Welfare State As Well

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As far as our best bet goes - this is from the Diamond and Saez paper - the peak of the Laffer Curve in...

The Fair Tax Mark – Just What Is Tax Abuse Then?

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We mentioned a couple of days ago that Timpson's has been awarded - bought might be a better description really - the Fair Tax...

An Interesting Tax Dodge From Riverford Here

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A story that provides us with an interesting little question. Is this a tax dodge or not? For a multi-millionaire sets up the sale...

Terrible Idea – Forcing Transparency On British Overseas Territories

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We're told that the government is going to force transparency over the ownership of assets upon the British Overseas Territories. Also known as the...