Infamous Tax Evader – Al Capone

15 February 2017

    Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (c1899 – 1947) was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. He gained the nickname “Scareface” after being slashed in the face by Frank Gallucio while working the door at a Brooklyn night club. Capone was born…

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Earliest Taxes – Ancient Mesopotamia (6,000 BC)

8 February 2017

Mesopotamia is a name for the area of the Tigris–Euphrates river system (corresponding to most of Iraq, Kuwait, the eastern parts of Syria, and regions along the Turkish-Syrian and Iran–Iraq borders). Widely considered to be one of the cradles of civilization by the Western world, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian, and…

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Australia’s 30% Company Tax Rate Must Fall

1 February 2017

The US is the world’s largest economy with a gross national product (the value of all goods and services produced) of $18.5 trillion. The US accounts for a massive 24.5% of the world economy. The election of Donald Trump as President of the US will bring many changes. Probably none more so than his promise…

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The Double Irish Tax Strategy

22 November 2016

The double Irish tax strategy has been used since the late 1980s by some multinational corporations (including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook) to lower their corporate tax liability. The 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. It relies…

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

22 November 2016

The Singapore Sling is a gin-based cocktail from Singapore that was developed in 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore. It was initially called the gin sling – a sling was originally an American drink composed of spirit and water, sweetened and flavored. BHP Billiton…

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6 Strategies To Promote Tax Planning Services To Your Clients

11 November 2016

Have 5 different Tax Planning leaflets on display in the reception area of your office. Some clients will then pick them up and read them while waiting for their appointment. The leaflet series details tax planning options for: Rental Property Owners, Small Business Owners, Buying/Selling/Starting a Business, Employees, Investors and Retirees. Include a Tax Planning…

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Netflix Tax – Gst

10 November 2016

  Netflix Inc. is an American multinational entertainment company founded in 1997, in California by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. It specializes in streaming media and video on demand online and now has 86 million subscribers world-wide. In 2013, Netflix added film and television production, as well as online distribution debuting its first series, House…

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