Taxes

12 February 2015

Tax Evasion Exposes a Broken System

There has been an international outcry over the leaked HSBC files, which provide evidence that the bank’s Swiss arm helped wealthy clients put millions of dollars’ worth of assets out of the reach of the tax authorities. Naturally, politicians from...

15 December 2014

Is a Global Financial Transaction Tax a Sound Solution?

The Brisbane G20 Summit offered civil society groups an opportunity to renew demands for a financial transaction tax (FTT). But in the end it proved a missed opportunity to build international cooperation on financial reform. The Brisbane G20 Summit offered...

21 August 2013

Deconstructing The Psychology Of The Nigerian Tax Regime

In Nigeria, as well as around the world, a majority of taxpayers view tax not as a contractual contribution to government expense, but as an involuntary tribute to be paid to avoid prosecution and penalty. Merely transcribing taxes from economic...

27 February 2012

It Is Time For A Flat Tax System In Europe

Over the last two decades, European policy makers have imposed restrictive fiscal policies on member states. They have concentrated on the design of fiscal rules and the structure of budgetary processes but they have never thought of introducing a new...

15 November 2011

Flat-Lining The Flat Tax: Mitchell Orenstein

The US does not need an experiment with a flat tax. A careful study of countries that have embraced a flat tax system demonstrated three main pre-conditions that required a flat tax; none of which the US has. Adopting a...

14 October 2010

About Tax and Taxation Over The World

The recently published World Development Report 2007, which largely concentrates upon investing for human capital (Youth) is really a challenge on the part of developing nations over the world constituting 1.3 billions of young peoples. It is the lack of...