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July 2015
Taxation and Customs

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Ein abgekartetes Spiel? NEW
Lost in EUrope 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 40 Minutes ago
Nach der LuxLeaks-Affäre kocht die Gerüchteküche. Während man in Luxemburg munkelt, ausländische Geheimdienste hätten die Enthüllungen lanciert, spekuliert Berlin über einen Rücktritt Junckers. Dabei traf...
If fiscal conservatives can't win in the US, can they win anywhere? NEW
MEP Daniel Hannan's blog 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
These are awkward times to be a Right-of-Centre candidate. Many voters believe they are living through a crisis of capitalism. They blame the credit crunch on lack of regulation. They believe the deficit should be filled by taxing the bankers who, th...
TVA : la France reste dans la moyenne européenne NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Le Premier ministre français Jean-Marc Ayrault a annoncé, mardi 6 novembre à Matignon, une hausse des taux intermédiaire et normal de la TVA à 10% et 20% en 2014. Au niveau de l'Union européenne, le taux de TVA envisagé par la France...
L’impôt européen : une question sur l’Europe politique plus qu’une solution économique NEW
Le Cercle des Européens 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Jean-Baptiste Duclercq, membre de l'Association Française de Droit Constitutionnel, revient sur le besoin pour la construction européenne de créer un impôt européen. Mais ce dernier ne crée-t-il pas plus de questions qu'il n'en règle ?
'Eurocrats' 5.5 per cent tax cut is 'out of touch' NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Officials in the EU will receive a 5.5 per cent tax cut in January - an object lesson on how to appear out of touch, arrogant and against the interests of all European citizens during these austere times - warns Derek Clark MEP...
Verschenkt Österreich die Erbschaftssteuer an andere (EU-)Staaten? NEW
Title of theH.eimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ blog ... 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
In den meisten Mitgliedstaaten werden nach dem Tod einer Person Steuern erhoben,  insbesondere Erbschaft- und Nachlasssteuern, während in einigen Mitgliedstaaten  Erbschaften und Nachlässe im Rahmen anderer Steuern wie beispielsweise der...
Tax Evasion: Examples from Georgia NEW
Euronomist 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
In an interesting article in Der Spiegel, it is stated that the new tax burdens promoted by the Greek government and the Troika result in extracting much more wealth from the middle or lower income families than from the richer ones. True story if yo...
Apple zahlt in Europa weniger als 2% Steuern NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Apple zahlt in Europa weniger als 2% Steuern: Wie Google und Microsoft nutzt Apple ein (legales) Steuerschlupfloch. Dazu reicht es, a) die Europazentrale in Irland zu haben und b) eine Holdingartige Konstruktion in den Niederlanden plus c) Nied...
A belated repercussion of the French revolution NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 2 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The French government is planning to raise taxes on beer by some 160%...
Iva e Irpef si cambia: la strada è giusta NEW
Il lato €. 2 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Manovra, si cambia: nella legge di stabilità sala il taglio delle aliquote Irpef e le stesse risorse consentiranno di sterilizzare l’aliqquota Iva del 10% e di ridurre il cuneo fiscale. Da definire i dettagli: per ora si sa che le risorse del 2013...
"Flat Tax Hungary: Born of Tension and Division" by Carl Rowlands NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Some people are getting excited about paying tax. They’re salivating at the prospect of European Transaction Tax, which, though continuing to face opposition from the UK under both Labour and Conservative governments, is widely seen as a just w...
The tax avoidance questions asked by hypocrite ‘tax avoidance’ MP NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
A government minister who attacked Ken Livingstone over his tax arrangements belongs to a firm engaging in, erm, tax breaks. Tory MP Stephen Hammond failed to declare his involvement in Harwood Film Partnership in the parliamentary register of membe...
Greece is not alone – tax evasion is a British problem too | Richard Murphy NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
A Greek journalist has published the names of those with secret Swiss bank accounts. HMRC has its own list, but no one has come to court so farGreece is in a tax evasion crisis. Using a variety of sources I estimated earlier this year that 27.5% of i...
Imagine tax was voluntary. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Here’s a mad idea. Absolutely loopy. Crazy. There is an air of  The Emperor’s New Clothes about a lot of what is debated in this country. Many demand that the government fund additional spending on various worthy causes, yet there is lit...
Debate sobre presupuesto comunitario en Euroefe NEW
Salvador Garriga 2 Years, 9 Months, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Garriga en los debates de Euroefe...
Gareth Epps on Fairer Tax NEW
Jonathan Fryer 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 23 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The Liberal Democrats are currently carrying out a consultation on tax and admirably it really is a consultation, in that views are being sought not only at the national level (for example at last month’s Federal Conference in Brighton) but al...
The financial transaction tax faithful march on NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Tomorrow will mark another milestone in the long meandering path towards a international financial transaction tax, otherwise known as the Tobin tax. What exactly will happen? Well the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, will approve a...
Karl Lagerfeld tells the truth about Francoise Hollande NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 34 Minutes ago
A proud idiot?This week's prize for the best European political statement goes to Paris/based German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was not afraid to speak out in an interview with the Spanish edition of Marie-Claire. This is what Lagerfel...
Förslag om finansskatt läggs fram NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
EU-kommissionen kommer att lägga ett förslag om en finansiell transaktionsskatt i nästa vecka, bekräftade dess ordförande José Manuel Barroso på fredagen. >>>...
Background Notes on some Concepts discussed in the EMU Interim Report NEW
Nucleus 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Thursday, 18 October 2012 What could be the main functions of a fiscal capacity? A fiscal capacity could perform the following two functions: improve the absorption of country-specific economic shocks, through an...
Mehrwertsteuer auf Silbermünzen soll auf 19% steigen NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Damit sollen Silbermünzen wie Barren behandelt werden. Angeblich würde die EU das fordern. Umgesetzt werden soll die Erhöhung zum 1.1.2013. Bei Gold bleibt alles beim Alten. 0% Mehrwertsteuer auf Münzen wie Barren. Und auch in der Schweiz bleibt...
Once a week, let’s give a single taxpayer back her money. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Let’s be honest. In Ireland, if you obey the law, pay your household charge and road tax and TV licence, you are regarded by many as a bit of a mug. Yet without those people, this country would not function, so here’s a thought. Let’...
Poland Proposes Royalty Tax on Gas, Oil NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Poland's government proposed a new tax structure for its oil and gas sector Tuesday, which will be based on both the value of a given company's production volumes and its profits, with the total tax burden reaching 40% of gross profits.
VIDEO: Denmark's Fat Tax - Not Working? NEW
FSN Reporters Blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
When Denmark's fat tax came into effect last October it was praised by health advocates but a year on it's being hailed as a misadventure. What went wrong, and how will the government fill a hole in its coffers? Our man in Copenhagen, Malcolm Brabant...
Finanztransaktionssteuer: Plädoyer für eine differenzierte Betrachtung NEW
INSM BLOG 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Ist die Einführung einer Finanztransaktionssteuer eine gute Idee? Können damit schädliche Spekulationseffekte vermieden werden? Die theoretische Wissenschaft ist sich uneins. Die Empirie legt allerdings nahe, dass durch die Steuer Spekulationsblas...
La TTF est lancée NEW
Euros du Village 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Le 9 octobre, au Conseil ECOFIN, la Commission européenne a annoncé que onze pays européens s'engageaient à mettre en place une Taxe sur les Transactions Financières (TTF). Ce seuil permet d'engager la procédure de coopération renforcée, selo...
Rejecting a Robin Hood tax would be a spectacular own goal | Max Lawson NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
The likely design of a European tax on financial transactions means it will be paid by the City even if the UK doesn't sign upThis week's announcement that at least 11 European countries will press ahead with a financial transaction tax has barely re...
New constitutional rights? Sure. Just put new taxes in too. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
There have been some calls recently for socio-economic rights, like the right to housing or education to be inserted into the constitution. As it happens, that doesn’t actually bother me that much, save for the fact that the same people who ten...
Onze états de la zone euro vont taxer les transactions financières NEW
Quoi de neuf en Europe 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
  Dans un communiqué du 09/10/2012 , le Conseil des ministres...
TTF: une taxe intergouvernementale finalement ? NEW
Fabien l'Européen 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
La Taxe sur les transactions financières (TTF) deviendrait-elle une taxe intergouvernementale ? On peut se demander en effet si cette taxe européenne va permettre à l’Europe d’avoir enfin des ressources propres et non plus dépendre du...
Det er nu lidt sjovt… NEW
Filip Schwartz Kirkegaard 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
…at se, SF’eren Emilie Turunen juble over, at 11 EU-lande vil indføre en skat på finansielle transaktioner. Hernede repræsenterer hun Den Grønne gruppe i EU-Parlamentet på området. Men i Danmark er hendes regering imod. Det er dejli...
Elf Länder sagen ja zur Finanztransaktionssteuer! NEW
Andreas Schieder 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 8 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Ein kleiner Schritt für elf Länder, ein großer Sprung für Europa. Heute haben sich elf Länder auf die Einführung einer Finanztransaktionssteuer geeinigt. Neun wären nötig gewesen, damit eine Umsetzung gelingt. Jetzt machen sogar elf Länder d...
Initiative franco-allemande pour relancer la taxe de transaction financière NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Le ministre allemand des Finances, Wolfgang Schäuble, et son homologue français, Pierre Moscovici, ont écrit à leurs homologues des Vongt-Sept et à la Commission européenne afin d'accélérer la mise en oeuvre du projet de taxe sur les tran...
EU-nörtin huomioita finanssitransaktioveron päätöksenteosta NEW
Alex Stubb blogi (FI) 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Minutes ago
Julkisuudessa on esitetty erilaista tietoa ja epätarkkoja kommentteja päätöksenteosta finanssitransaktioveron suhteen. Näin EU-nörttinä haluan tarkentaa, että kun Suomen liittymistä veroa haluvien maiden joukkoon on esitetty, on Suomen nyt p...
Francia e Germania accelerano l'adozione della Tobin Tax NEW
L'Europa@TorVergata 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Nata a seguito dello scandalo Watergate e fondata dall'economista James Tobin, dal quale prende il nome, la tassa attacca le transizioni finanziare e si pone come obiettivo quello di garantire la stabilità valutaria internazionale. La Tobin Tax potr...
Studie: "Abgabenvergleich innerhalb Europas insbesondere für Tourismusbetriebe" NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 47 Minutes ago
Der Abgabenvergleich der im Auftrag des österreichischen Wirtschaftsministeriums von der SteuerberatungsgesmbH Müller & Schellmann erstellt wurde zeigt, dass Österreich grundsätzlich keine übermäßigen Abweichungen der steuerlichen Belastun...
Preemptive fiscal folly NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
It’s really hard to predict the eventual outcome of the fiscal cliff negotiations that will take place after the elections, but the media reports that there is little enthusiasm...
France, Germany push for scaled-down Tobin tax NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Germany's Schäuble, left, and France's Moscovici sent the Tobin letters out this morning. First, it was going to be a global financial transactions tax – known among the cognoscenti as the Tobin tax – agreed by the Group of 20 major ec...
French elite are fleeing Paris, to live in Brussels 'tax haven' NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Faced with increasing hostility at home, France's moneyed classes are taking flight to Belgium because they do not like either Hollande or Sarkozy, reports Justin Stares. Brussels, on the other hand, seems to cater for all of the needs of the rich...
French budget hikes taxes on wealthy and businesses NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Day, 23 Hours ago
Socialist French President Francois Hollande has delivered on his promise to put the burden of closing the country's deficit on the wealthy...
"The Banks cost us Billions but we still hesitate to tax!" by Nessa Childers NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 10 Months, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Could you have imagined it? This is the kind of Europe we now have built for our children. We have seen the grotesquely overgrown financial sector destroy our economy, caused millions of Europeans to lose their jobs, handed our children billions of e...
Corporations and Political Debate: Taxation & Regulation NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Under an American judicial doctrine, the corporation is a legal person, whose wealth translated into political influence is speech protected by the first Amendment. It is no matter that the corporation is an artifice constructed by the state for econ...
Crucial battle on tax transparency in German Bundestag / Escape from Europe NEW
EUobserver Blogs 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Im Gespräch mit Benoit Hamon NEW
Andreas Schieder 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Wie geht es weiter in Sachen Finanztransaktionssteuer?  Das war die wichtigste Frage, die der französische Minister für solidarische Wirtschaftspolitik, Benoit Hamon, und ich gestern bei einem bilateralen Treffen in Wien diskutiert haben. Die Grup...
Interviewed by M6 Regarding Larry Flynt's $1,000,000 Reward for Info on Mitt Romney's Taxes NEW
¡No Pasarán! 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
I was interviewed by the M6 evening news program regarding Larry Flynt (in view of the Hustler honcho's million-dollar reward for any information on Mitt Romney's taxes), between 13:17 and 15:15. (If you are wondering about "1945", it refers to...
“Tarantula,” the UBS tax grass, lands $104m NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The story of Bradley Birkenfeld, the man who blew the whistle on UBS’s tax dodging schemes to the Department of Justice in the US, is very odd.Freshly released from prison,...
UBS-Whistleblower bekommt 104 Millionen Dollar NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
von den US-Steuerbehörde. Der ehemalige UBS-Mitarbeiter Birkenfeld habe geholfen, eine Steuerhinterziehungssystem im Gesamtvolumen von 20 Milliarden Dollar aufzudecken. Weil Birkenfeld aber einen US-Millionär geholfen hat, etwa 200 Millionen Dollar...
Is Bernard Arnault really seeking Belgian citizenship to avoid tax? | Richard Murphy NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Headlines about flight of French 'wealth creators' fit a rightwing narrative, but it's worth taking a closer look at the factsBernard Arnault, the fourth richest man in the world, and the richest man in France as a result of the wealth he has made fr...
Oncle picsou NEW
La construction européenne peut-elle rebondir 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Vous connaissez l'oncle Picsou, c'est ce vieux bonhomme qui a tant d'argent qu'il ne ne trouve rien de mieux à faire que de nager dedans. Et bien Picsou à decidé de demander la nationalité du royaume voisin. Pourquoi? Selon lui … Continuer...
A senator speaks sense (shock horror!) NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
I was at a social event recently where I met a veteran senator who was railing against the unfairness of the proposed property tax. I was ready to dismiss him as yet another populist panderer when he shocked me by suggesting, quite unprompted, an alt...
Impôt sur la fortune et transfert de siège social NEW
Journal du Marché Intérieur 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
CJUE, 6 sept 2012, DIVI, C-380/11. Le droit luxembourgeois prévoit que les sociétés ayant leur siège social sur le territoire du Grand-Duché sont soumis à un "impôt sur la fortune". Une réduction est prévue pour les sociétés qui...
Evidence from Switzerland suggests that cooperation might limit tax competition between regions. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
One of the byproducts of the EU’s single market is the strengthening of tax competition between member states, where countries compete for investment through lowering taxation levels. Using evidence from Switzerland’s 26 cantons, Fabrizio Gilardi...
Securities as instuments of tax evasion – Ukraine NEW
OdessaTalk 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Well who would have thought it? Banks and financial instruments being used to avoid tax! Well yes, we all would have thought it.  We’ve all got fairly used to the idea that banks, financial markets and financial instruments are not the bastion...
How the Dutch state is stealing from itself NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Even though this story has no obvious European dimension – other than a bit of international tax competition – I think it is interesting enough to be worth cross-posting here. As explained yesterday, I managed to get all of Dutch politic...
The Future of Fat Taxes after Denmark's withdrawal of its fiscal scheme NEW
albertoalemanno.eu 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Less than one year after introducing its ‘fat tax’ scheme, Denmark is widely expected to scrap the tax. Unfortunately, politics rather than an evidence-based policy assessment loom behind such an outcome.
Besondere Wirtschaftszone in Europa? NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Wie auch immer – es kostet Geld Ganz gleich, ob ihnen mehr Zeit zum Sparen gegeben, ein drittes Rettungspaket geschickt, ein Zinsnachlass gewährt oder gar ein neuer Schuldenschnitt zugestanden würde: Im Prinzip laufen all diese Lösungen auf...
The Future of Fat Taxes after Denmark's withdrawal of its fiscal scheme NEW
albertoalemanno.eu 2 Years, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Less than one year after introducing its ‘fat tax’ scheme, Denmark is widely expected to scrap the tax. Unfortunately, politics rather than an evidence-based policy assessment loom behind such an outcome.
Tax Service statements are as unclear as the tax laws it seem NEW
OdessaTalk 2 Years, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours ago
The Ukrainian tax laws, whilst recently revamped and somewhat easier to follow than they once were, are still a labyrinth set with multiple traps for the unwary. That said, there is a very large proportion of Ukrainian society that simply ignore the...
Fortuna Threatens to Leave Czech Republic if Gambling Tax Stays in Place NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 11 Months, 11 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The steady stream of tax increases implemented by the Czech government of right-leaning Prime Minister Petr Necas is facing more criticism and could lead to companies that currently pay taxes domestically offshoring to tax havens.
Steuergeld im Kaffeebecher NEW
EU im Umbruch 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Es ist manchmal nicht zu glauben, auf was wir alles Steuern zahlen müssen. Selbst auf den Inhalt der morgendlichen Tasse Kaffee erhebt der Fiskus Anspruch. Schon seit einiger Zeit läuft deshalb eine Initiative mit dem Ziel, die Kaffeesteuer abzuset...
Anrechnung ausländischer Körperschaftsteuer – der Fall Meilicke NEW
Außenwirtschaftslupe 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Für die Anrechnung ausländischer Körperschaftsteuer ist es nicht ausreichend, wenn eine Bank die anrechenbare ausländische Steuer lediglich aus dem Körperschaftsteuersatz ableitet und bescheinigt. Denn hieraus ergibt sich nicht, dass die Steuer...
Keine Körperschaftsteuererstattung an die Konzernmutter im EU-Ausland NEW
Außenwirtschaftslupe 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
An Konzern-Muttergesellschaften, die ihren Sitz im EU-Ausland haben, ist eine Körperschaftsteuererstattung nach Ansicht des Niedersächsischen Finanzgerichts nicht möglich. Einer Erstattung oder Vergütung der Körperschaftsteuern steht die Regelun...
Blogs review: The gains from fundamental tax reforms NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Owen ZidarWhat’s at stake: Greg Mankiw recently highlighted a John Diamond study, which finds that a base-broadening, rate-reducing, Romney type tax plan would increase GDP relative to baseline by 5.4 percentage poi...
Rot-Grün: 7 Jahre Steuerpolitik für die Megareichen NEW
Die wunderbare Welt der Wirtschaft 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Bis 1998 zahlten die reichsten 50.000 Haushalte (Jahreseinkommen > 1 Mio) durchschnittlich 37% Einkommensteuer, die reichsten 50 (Jahreseinkommen > 100 Mio.) zahlten sogar 48%. Der Durchschnitt zahlte 12%. Unter Kohl. Dann kam Rot-Grün (Schr
"US 2012 – Mitt’s 13%Tax" by Robert Reich NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Mitt Romney says “every year I’ve paid at least 13 percent [of my income in taxes] and if you add in addition the amount that goes to charity, why the number gets well above 20 percent.” This is supposed to be in defense of not releasing his t...
Deciphering UK Window Tax The History Of An Ancient Taxation System NEW
WeAreProEU Community Blog 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
This essay that could go by the heading UK window tax the history of an ancient taxation system studies a system of taxation used in ancient times whose calculation criterion was the count of windows on a premise. Its introduction was precipitated by...
Crise do euro | Pôr finalmente os ricos a pagar (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlim) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Para fazer face à dívida soberana, os governos carregam nos impostos da classe média. No entanto, são maus investimentos feitos pelos mais ricos – banca, imobiliário, dívida soberana – que estão por trás da atual crise. Daí a ideia, que...
Krize eura | Evropu mohou zachránit bohatí (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlín) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Francie, Španělsko, Itálie a možná i Německo chtějí sáhnout do peněženek svých bohatých občanů, aby odlehčily předluženým státním rozpočtům. To by byl hrdinský čin, domnívá se liberální deník Tagesspiegel, protože i tyt...
Eurokrise | Letzte Rettung durch die Reichen? (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Europa rettet nicht gerade Griechenland oder Spanien. Die Mittelschicht der Länder zahlt für Fehlinvestitionen reicher Privatanleger. Deshalb sollten diese auch zur Kasse gebeten werden, meint der Tagesspiegel und verteidigt eine vielerorts auf dem...
Another Czech VAT Rise Likely Despite Concerns NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
A sales taxes increase is likely to pass eventually into law as the recession-hit Czech Republic seeks to try and boost state revenue while keeping the coalition government together ahead of autumn elections.
Referendums may help to reduce tax evasion by fostering greater tax morale amongst citizens. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
In several countries affected by the on-going Euro-crisis, tax collection is patchy and likely contributes to economic problems. In a comparative study of countries engaged in transitions from communist rule to democracy and market economies, Simon H...
Tax havens 'a drain' on scarce financial resources NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Tax havens not only promote large scale tax evasion across the globe, but can have a devastating impact on emerging economies that do not have the necessary resources to mitigate the loss of revenue, writes Sophia Garfield...
Quatre jours de traque le long des côtes somaliennes NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Un dhow pirate a été stoppé le 13 août au petit matin par la frégate néerlandaise HNLMS Rotterdam au terme d’une opération combinée menée par les forces anti-piraterie de l’Union européenne (Eunavfor Atalanta) et de...
Střední Evropa | Vládní politika vyhání firmy do daňových rájů NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 10 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
„Počet slovenských firem, jejichž vlastníci mají sídlo v daňovém ráji, se za první pololetí tohoto roku zvýšil o více než 7 %,“ píše SME s odka...
Europa Central | Políticas governamentais empurram empresas para paraísos fiscais NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
“O número de empresas eslovacas registadas em paraísos fiscais subiu no primeiro semestre deste ano mais de 7%”, escreve o SME, citando o relatório da Agência de Informação Financeir...
U.S. Fiscal Policy: Avoiding Self-Inflicted Wounds NEW
iMFdirect 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
In late 2012 or early 2013 the U.S. federal government will again reach a statutory borrowing limit and will not be able to issue additional debt. Why is this a problem? First, because the federal government is spending considerably more than it coll...
Czech Officials at odds Over Impact of Tax Increases NEW
New Europe - WSJ 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 8 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The Czech government's efforts to increase tax revenues via sales tax increases this year and next are now pitting the finance ministry against the central bank.
Introducing the Financial Transaction Tax NEW
Dimi's Lab 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
France is the first member-state of the European Union to introduce the Financial Transaction Tax to all publicly trade businesses with market value over 1 billion euros. Is this finally a strategic decision with long-term results for public finance...
Mitt Romney’s tax plan: cuts for the rich, hikes for the poor NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Following on from the, erm, resounding success of his foreign tour, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has revealed his plans for the US tax code — and surprise surprise the top 5% of Americans would see their taxes slashed by some
Offshore centres NEW
reszatonline 3 Years, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
One of the big challenges of international financial regulation is the existence of offshore financial centres. Concerns focus on money laundering, financing of terrorism and the hiding of fortunes of kleptocratic rulers. A recent study for the Tax J...
Tax-Exile Hell NEW
You know, it can be a tough life when you happen to have a lot of money at your disposal. Just ask Mitt Romney. Or nose around a bit in Geneva: #Economie – Des fortunes de France vivraient l’enfer à Genève: Un reportage sur les...
La France veut mettre la taxe financière au centre du débat budgétaire européen, par Marie Herbet (Euractiv.fr) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Plutôt que de focaliser les négociations sur les dépenses, Paris cherche à créer une ouverture en direction des nouvelles recettes. Les réunions de ministres européens s’égrainent sans que le clivage avec les pays du Nord, emm...
What’s Yours is Theirs’ NEW
¡No Pasarán! 3 Years, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
L’Express’ personal fiance section runs down a list of things that will come under taxation assault in France. Painful and economically stupefying as they are, they don’t appear to produce much in the way of receipts.Unearned income of all typ...
Un équipage sino-vietnanien libéré. Taiwan et la Chine se parlent, via Bruxelles NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Years, 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Les pirates somaliens ont libéré, mercredi (18 juillet), l’équipage du chalutier de pêche taïwanais, le FV Shiuh Fu n° 1, capturé le jour de la Noël 2010 près des côtes malgaches. 26 personnes à bord (13 Chinois, 1 Taï...
La coopération renforcée sur la taxe sur les transactions financières se fera sans le Luxembourg NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Exposant les résultats du sommet des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement des 28 et 29 juin devant le parlement national, le Premier ministre luxembourgeois, Jean-Claude Junker, a déclaré le 3 juillet que le Luxembourg ne participera pas à la coop...
A quand une fiscalité européenne stable ? NEW
Le Taurillon 3 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
L'Union européenne ne s'est toujours pas dotée d'un environnement fiscal efficace. En effet, certains pays à la fiscalité avantageuse permettent aux multinationales de ne pas être redevables de l'impôt sur les sociétés chez les voisins europ
EU-Kommission prüft steuerliche Maßnahmen für Grenzgänger NEW
Title of theH.eimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ blog ... 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Mit einer gezielten Initiative will die Kommission die Steuervorschriften der Mitgliedstaaten genau prüfen, um zu gewährleisten, dass Grenzgänger durch diese nicht diskriminiert werden.Schätzungen zufolge gehen mehr als 1,2 Millionen Menschen in...
Qu'est-ce qu'un paradis fiscal ? Une définition controversée divise l'Union européenne NEW
Nouvelle Donne 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Qu'est-ce qu'un paradis fiscal ? Pour le commun des mortels, la réponse est évidente, comme pour le dictionnaire, qui le définit comme un "lieu, pays où l'on paie peu d'impôts" (Robert). Mais il n'existe en réalité aucune définition officiell...
A warning for fiscal federalism NEW
The Federal Union blog 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The financial crisis claims another victim.  The Californian city of San Bernardino is going bankrupt.  Its liabilities are rising but its revenues are not, with the result predicted by Mr Micawber.  There is a lesson to be learned. Not the obviou...
Non les banques ne sont pas trop taxées ! NEW
Telos 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Le collectif budgétaire annoncé début juillet prévoit le doublement de la taxe sur le risque systémique. Cette taxe s’applique déjà depuis le 1er janvier 2011 aux grandes banques françaises. Doit-on en déduire que le secteur bancaire est t...
EU pensioners don’t “dodge” taxes NEW
European Commission in the UK 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 42 Minutes ago
Re: Eurocrats told: keep dodging taxes (Daily Express, 10th July 2012) Whilst the Daily Express (10 July) correctly points out EU officials pay an EU community tax which starts at “just eight per cent” rather than paying national taxes,...
Coût du travail : CSG contre TVA sociale, quelles différences ? par Samuel Laurent (Le Monde) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
La question du coût du travail revient dans le débat politique. Si le camp de François Hollande le réfutait jusqu'ici, plusieurs sources indiquent que la piste d'un transfert de charges des entreprises vers cette taxe serait bel et bien à l'...
NS does a Jimmy Carr NEW
martinned 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Sometimes the most newsworthy piece of information in a newspaper report comes all the way at the end. Yesterday, for example, the Railway Gazette informed its readers that the Dutch historic railway operator NS was commissioning a couple of dozen ne...