Monthly Archives: May 2016

Revolving doors in international tax: Do the foxes run the henhouse?

In trying to explain the most recent financial crisis and what is perceived to be ongoing struggles to properly regulate markets and economic behavior, a popular sentiment among political commentators has been to blame ‘revolving doors’. Revolving doors is now a mainstream term meaning professionals’ strategic career moves between the public and private sector. Typically, such moves are […]

History, politics and corporate tax aggressiveness shape national debates on responsible tax

The immediate reaction when companies are asked about their tax policies is often somewhere along these lines (hat tip @SoongJohnston): @FairSkat #thetaxmantra sounds about right, So boring. What if companies started sending out memes instead like pic.twitter.com/jG7JSMc3Px — Stephanie Johnston (@SoongJohnston) March 29, 2016 However, that’s not always the case. In particular, some countries have more […]

Socialdemokraternes skattely-udspil: Timing vigtigere end indhold?

I dag, 1. maj, Arbejdernes Internationale Kampdag, har Socialdemokraterne og SF især sat fokus på skattely og skatteunddragelse som et af de helt store temaer. Socialdemokraterne har i dag lanceret et udspil med 17 punkter, der efter PanamaPapers og andre sager skal forsøge at gøre noget ved problemet. Timing over indhold? Hvad er det mest […]

Myter om store og små tal i den danske skattely-debat

I kølvandet på #PanamaPapers er der opstået stor offentlig debat omkring skattely, Panama samt danske og internationale svar.  Og i anledning af Arbejdernes Internationale Kampdag, 1. maj, er der sat endnu mere fokus på skattely og skatteunddragelse med Socialdemokraternes 17-punktsudspil. En af de vigtigste ting, folk altid gerne vil have svar på er: Hvor stort […]