Category Archives: Taxation

Mentioned in despatches

I saw somewhere in the news that people were carrying on about fossil fuel subsidies and had a vague memory that I had looked into them once. Now I did recall writing something for the Minerals Council on this. Lucking … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Taking out the trash, Taxation | 35 Comments

How immoral is online gambling?

There is an article in The Times today that asks a question about Denise Coates: … on the moral balance sheet can she truly register as good? This is immediately after the article has set out her good deeds. Unlike … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Market Economy, Take Nanny down, Taxation | 25 Comments

Facebook 1, Crony Capitalism 0

Who could ever have foreseen that a private company, if forced to pay a fee for a service (more on this below) may forego the service? Well it turns out that the entire Canberra establishment and the ACCC never for … Continue reading

Posted in #IstandwithFacebook, Taking out the trash, Taxation | 68 Comments

From the Hansard: Google v Rent-seekers

Senator BRAGG: Turning to your tax affairs, how much corporate tax did Google pay in Australia last year? Ms Silva : Last year Google paid $59 million in tax, and we comply with the tax laws of the land. We … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Federal Politics, Media, Taxation | 74 Comments

Europeans think Biden is soft

Earlier this year, France agreed to suspend collection of a tax on digital revenue from large technology companies such as Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Meanwhile, the U.S. delayed the application of tariffs it was putting on French goods in retaliation for the tax. But now France … Continue reading

Posted in International, Taxation | 16 Comments

No good deed goes untaxed

Drivers of electric and zero-emission cars will be forced to pay a kilometre-based charge to ensure they contribute to the upkeep of roads, the South Australian government has announced in a state budget with national implications. … Defending the green … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Oppressive government, Taxation | 50 Comments

Open letter to Australians

It is long over-due that the Australian government stops sabotaging the Australian economy. Mel Silva – Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand lets them know. ~*~ We need to let you know about new Government regulation that will … Continue reading

Posted in Free Enterprise, Market Economy, Taxation, Technology & Telco | 62 Comments

Pots and Kettles

Here is a tweet reporting that Pascal Saint-Amans – Director for the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration – believes that a post-COVID world will have zero tolerance for tax avoidance. Here is information from the OECD Careers page: Emoluments The … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Shut it down. Fire them all., Taxation | 26 Comments

No good deed goes unpunished.

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo appealed in March for health-care workers to come to New York and help fight the Covid-19 epidemic, some 21,000 people from around the country volunteered. Thousands came, toiling under difficult conditions and earning the admiration of … Continue reading

Posted in Taxation | 12 Comments

Hoodlum turf war: cig ‘criminals’ muscle in on state’s racket

LIBERAL MP Craig Kelly is chairing a parliamentary inquiry into illicit tobacco sales. Fairfax reports that Kelly is dismayed by an “unintended” corollary of the ever-escalating excise which addicted governments need as a revenue stream (and promote falsely as a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics on the left, Taxation | 25 Comments