Is eBay avoiding tax? (In which I endeavour to improve on a post by Mr Tim Worstall)

On Monday I discussed how I think most of the real debate about corporate tax scandals is about people’s normative interpretations of the tax system, not the technicalities of the particular structures. Then I read this: Another day, another report of an internet company avoiding taxes in the UK. This time it’s eBay, to follow… Continue reading Is eBay avoiding tax? (In which I endeavour to improve on a post by Mr Tim Worstall)

On the contribution of corporate tax scandals to debate

My post last Tuesday provoked a disgruntled email from a tax academic. “I do not feel qualified to say whether the Starbucks royalty is excessive or not,” wrote my correspondent. “I think that is HMRC’s job. Do you feel qualified to say it is excessive? If so, on what evidence?” This is a fair question,… Continue reading On the contribution of corporate tax scandals to debate