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Putting Lipstick on the Pig

Talk to anyone in the accounting industry and it’s very apparent that compliance fees are falling (and will continue to fall year on year).

Infamous Tax Evader - Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is a convicted tax evader. Before doing jail time for insider trading, Stewart was forced to pay $220,000 in back taxes and penalties to the State of New York, learning the hard way that East Hampton mansions also generate taxes.

How to Find an Accountant That will Save You Tax

Use these 8 questions to find a good tax planning accountant that can add value and save you tax.

3 Preconditions for Taxing Income

The concept of taxing income is a modern innovation and requires three things: a money economy, an accurate accounting system, and thirdly, an orderly society.

Intellectual Property Box Regime

An intellectual property box regime is a special tax regime for intellectual property revenues. It is also known as a patent box, innovation box or IP box and was first introduced in 2000 by the Irish as a reduced rate of tax on revenue from IP licensing or the transfer of qualified IP

Infamous Tax Evader - Al Capone

The federal authorities became intent on jailing Al Capone, and they prosecuted him for tax evasion in 1931.

Earliest Taxes – Ancient Mesopotamia (6,000 BC)

The oldest examples of Ancient Mesopotamia writings are documents concerned with goods and trade and include records of taxes, tithes, and tributes.

Australia's 30% Company Tax Rate Must Fall

Australia’s closest neighbors all have lower company tax rates than Australia’s 30% standard rate.

The Double Irish Tax Strategy

The double Irish tax strategy uses payments between related entities in a corporate structure to move income from a higher-tax country to a lower or no tax jurisdiction.

The Singapore Sling: A Marketing Hub for BHP and Rio Tinto

BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have been enjoying the Singapore Sling for at least the last ten years.