Last week’s Global Tax Policy Conference at Maastricht University on “international spillovers in taxation” has got me thinking. In particular, I was fascinated by Belema Obuoforibo’s presentation on the IBFD’s methodology for ‘spillover analyses’ (here is a link to an IBFD Powerpoint describing it). The term ‘spillover’ comes from the IMF, a term they use… Continue reading Is it or isn’t it a spillover?
Ireland does spillover analysis: the proof of the pudding will be in the eating
I haven’t blogged for a while, having been away, and as other bloggers will know, it’s all about getting the momentum going. But Tuesday’s announcement by the Irish government, news of which came via Christian Aid’s Twitter feed, has spurred me into action! Ireland has decided “to undertake a ‘spillover analysis’ to research what impact,… Continue reading Ireland does spillover analysis: the proof of the pudding will be in the eating
Base Erosion and Profit Shifting? It takes one to know one
Last week I was at a research workshop for PhD students at the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam. It was very interesting to be in the Netherlands in a rather introspective week about the country’s tax treaties. The Netherlands is quite sensitive about the accusation that it’s a tax haven, as I found… Continue reading Base Erosion and Profit Shifting? It takes one to know one
Cancelling tax treaties: a lesson from the 1970s
Mike Lewis at ActionAid had a blog yesterday about the problem posed by Zambia’s tax treaty with Ireland, following up on ActionAid Zambia’s call for the treaty to be renegotiated. But how easy would that be?