Tag Archives: Taxation

We all love Status Quo


The Hungarian Government has recently announced that they are considering taxing the internet with a “per Gb” charge. It has caused a greater uproar with groups from all parts of society creating an unlikely alliance. On the face of it … Continue reading

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£500,000 from Try Ashbourne First


Sometimes in life you get presented with a “no-brainer” – like Gift-Aiding a charity donation, cashing in a money-off coupon, or having the hash brown because, bizarrely, “it works out cheaper that way”.  I have a “no-brainer” plan to put … Continue reading

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Musing on the relativity of money


Albert Einstein is attributed with explaining the relativity of time thus: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a … Continue reading

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Why Starbucks matters to Ashbourne


Starbucks have been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. It has been uncovered that in recent years they have not paid any Corporation Tax on their profits because… they haven’t made any. The Starbucks case is a … Continue reading

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How Far Would You Go?..to avoid or evade tax


There is a really interesting article in Taxation magazine (yes really) which shows an insight into the public views on tax avoidance/evasion: http://bit.ly/LVogj0 The article is discussing the Government’s consultation in which it quotes a proposed definition: “Tax arrangements are … Continue reading

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The morality of taxation


The Adam Smith Institute website contains a blog by Wordsmith http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/tax-spending/on-the-morality-of-tax-avoidance headed with the following quotation: Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best … Continue reading

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