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Eliminating the tax haven label

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Foreign country providing significant, permanent tax breaks to individuals and companies operating within it. In a tax haven country, foreigners may receive income or own assets and pay very low taxes. Many companies are situated or have subsidiaries in tax havens for Tax Avoidance reasons. There are two objectives for establishing a subsidiary in a tax haven: (1) a subsidiary can operate as a legitimate operation and generate profits while simultaneously enjoying the tax advantages; and (2) a parent may establish a subsidiary in a tax haven for the purpose of tax avoidance only. The major purpose is to shift income from a ...
Individuals and/or corporate entities can find it attractive to move themselves to areas with reduced or nil taxation levels. This creates a situation of tax competition among governments. Different jurisdictions tend to be havens for different types of taxes, and for different categories of people and/or companies. There are several definitions of tax havens. The Economist has tentatively adopted the description by Geoffrey Colin Powell (former economic adviser to Jersey ): "What ... identifies an area as a tax haven is the existence of a composite tax structure established deliberately to take advantage of, and exploit, a ...
Matthew Yglesias » The Crowded Skies
a fascinating chart showing that total Available Seat Miles on U.S. passenger planes have tumbled over the past decade even as the population has grown: Consequently, it doesn’t just seem like your flights are getting more crowded lately. They are, in fact, getting more crowded. Among other things, this leads to more delays for travelers, which is annoying. But the more efficient flights with fewer vacancies seem to be powering airlines back to profitability . zyxw says: July 20th, 2010 at 11:46 am I thought it was all the annoying fees that were “powering airlines back to profitability.” howard says: July ... market research, surveys and trends
Will it ever be legal to podcast music? An interview with attorney ...
David, when, if ever, will the labels figure out a way to facilitate the process of podcasting music? When will those rights fees issues be worked out? That’s a big question because it involves not only the labels but also the music publishing companies. And when you put something into a specific on-demand service in a digital world, you’ve got to deal not only with the folks who have created the music, the particular recording of the music, the record labels, the copyrights, and the recording of a particular song, but also with the composers. So there are all sorts of issues in any sort of on-demand service. Okay, well lots ... market research, surveys and trends


Executive Excess 2008
by the label of “carried interest.” Private investment fund managers ... The capital gains tax rate, by contrast, now sits at only 15 percent. ..... of $5 billion to $10 billion in additional revenues that could be generated by eliminating ..... Report On Tax Haven Banks Hiding Billions From The IRS (press release) ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Hot Air » Deficit commission may target mortgage deductions ...
reported yesterday afternoon that momentum has picked up for capping the mortgage-interest deduction that has incentivized real-estate purchases.  It comes as the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform looks at means-testing a number of programs, including Social Security and Medicare: The popular tax break for mortgage interest, once considered untouchable, is falling under the scrutiny of policymakers and economic experts seeking ways to close huge deficits. Although Congress last year rejected the White House’s proposed cut to the amount wealthier taxpayers can deduct for home mortgage interest payments, the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Lesser-known US Senate candidates frustrated with status quo.
State Sen. Chuck Purgason, R-Caulfield, is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Purgason is hoping to upset Roy Blunt, the presumed nominee, in the August primary. Correction appended Chuck Purgason predicts Show-Me State voters will be the next to throw a wrench in the Republican Party’s political machine. Seventeen candidates are running for U.S. Senate in the Aug. 3 primary election. Following are the candidates, in the order they appear on the ballot and with the names used on it. Democrats Francis Vangeli, Columbia: Vangeli said he’s running because it’s time ordinary people start running the country. He ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Independents move toward Republicans, away from Obama
shows that independent voters now favor a generic Republican candidate for Congress over a generic Democratic candidate by 12 points, a trend that appears to be tied to their feelings about President Obama . In more than 6,000 interviews conducted in June, 46 percent of independents said they would support a Republican candidate while 34 percent said they would vote for a Democrat. In April and May, Gallup polls showed Republicans with a 10-point edge among independents on the generic ballot while in March it was an eight-point margin. The same gap does not appear in Gallup's generic ballot number among all registered voters market trends, news research and surveys resources


The misleading label of “small business” placed on affected entities derailed ... entities at the entity level thereby eliminating the ability to avoid .... This loophole has made Tennessee a tax haven for out-of-state investors in ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
PO-486: Statement Of Paul H. O'Neill Before The Senate Committee ...
Mr. Chairman, Senator Collins, and members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate this opportunity to discuss the position of the United States with respect to the OECD harmful tax practices initiative. This detailed statement will cover all the specific issues regarding the OECD initiative that Chairman Levin asked me to address in his June 29th letter. As I have stated previously, when I took my oath of office as Secretary in January, I pledged faithfully to execute the laws of the United States. We have an obligation to enforce our tax laws because failing to do so undermines the confidence of honest taxpaying Americans in the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Globalization has heightened competition among firms and countries for management, labor, capital and other resources. While markets for capital, other factors of production and products have become global, tax structures remain national. Some countries have responded to globalization by broadening their tax base and reducing their tax rates, a strategy designed to improve investment incentives while maintaining (or even improving) revenues. Other countries have reacted differently, solidifying or designing �no tax� or minimum tax havens or tax holidays and lower tax rates on the profits and investment gains of foreign firms to ...
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I know income stream is very unstable in the music business. But bands like Sleater Kinney and Interpol obviously make enough money to live on their music (ok maybe Interpol is a bad example, lets say Yo La Tengo). But how much is that on average? Is it considered middle class? I'm talking about bands that aren't huge but have an established national fanbase with a steady stream of albums (Low is another good example). And on the other hand. Is there perhaps a correlation with how 'buzzworthy' a band is and how much they make? Do people in Arcade Fire live on a tight budget? Can Conor Oberst afford to buy a ...
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