February 1, 2023

Indian election: cow vigilantes, GST, job losses. Voters should have the Modi blues … so why is Gandhi’s Congress set to fail?

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By Deepu Sebastian Edmond From South China Morning Post Religious violence, an unpopular tax, disappearing jobs. India’s voters have plenty to judge Prime Minister Narendra Modi on come election time So why is the opposition Congress – led by a Gandhi – struggling to make anything stick? Looking down? A supporter of the Indian National […]

Taxing digital economy players a daunting task?

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By Supriya Surendran From The Edge Financial Daily KUALA LUMPUR: The two tax captains of Malaysia — Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Sabin Samitah and Royal Malaysian Customs Department director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy — both shared the same sentiment on taxing the digital economy, in particular the foreign entities providing services […]

Moral of the story [“More white beaches such as Cayman Islands”]

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By Bill Ralston In Life From New Zealand Listener Whatever the technicalities of foreign trusts might be, the very smell of the things wrinkles our noses. I wish I had a secret trust in a tax haven somewhere. Of course, to have a secret trust in a tax haven you have to have some money […]