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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Nov 29, 2019 2:06:36 AM
EU votes to let corporations continue to avoid paying their fair share of tax

12 EU states reject move to expose companies' tax avoidance

The proposed directive was designed to shine a light on how some of the world’s biggest companies – such as Apple, Facebook and Google – avoid paying an estimated $500bn a year in taxes by shifting their profits from higher-tax countries such as the UK, France and Germany to zero-tax or low-tax jurisdictions including Ireland, Luxembourg and Malta.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/28/1
2-eu-states-reject-move-to-expose-companies-tax-avoidance

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Tinymcsmithy - 29 Nov 2019 02:08:24 (#1 of 49)

Tax is only for the little people.

Taxing corporations is clearly oppressing their human right to avoid paying tax. It's up to us as individuals to subsidise these poor oppressed corporations.

machiavelli - 29 Nov 2019 05:44:13 (#2 of 49)

But...but...I thought it was only Evil Britain with it's colonial remnants that was helping the wicked tax avoiders hide their swag.

Tinymcsmithy - 29 Nov 2019 05:52:11 (#3 of 49)

No no, the EU is wonderful and only evil Corbyn crazed leftists could possibly have any criticism of the EU. Also thick working class racists.

machiavelli - 29 Nov 2019 05:56:13 (#4 of 49)

"The EU" (or the members with relatively high CT) has actually tried to do something. Low CT members are not so keen. According to that article, the Irish are screwed without their CT model.

Tinymcsmithy - 29 Nov 2019 05:59:32 (#5 of 49)

Yep, noticed that. Not sure whether that’s a hard position though.

barkis - 29 Nov 2019 06:02:43 (#6 of 49)

I wonder why the faceless eurocrats don't go ahead anyway. After all, they're the ones who make all the decisions aren't they?

TRaney - 29 Nov 2019 06:54:01 (#7 of 49)

"The EU" (or the members with relatively high CT) has actually tried to do something. Low CT members are not so keen. According to that article, the Irish are screwed without their CT model.

Yes, it's misleading in it's choice of culprit. 12 countries opt to undercut CT would be better.

It's essentially a subsidy from the large countries to the small.

Tadagee - 29 Nov 2019 07:06:31 (#8 of 49)

This thread shows why the EU gets criticised by both left and right.

The starting of it by Tiny demonstrates the 'Bad capitalist EU protects evil multinational tax avoiders' line from the left. The fact that member states tried to take action on CT avoidance leads to the 'Bad socialist EU trying to deter international investment in our country' line from the right.

Moschops - 29 Nov 2019 07:18:06 (#9 of 49)

Thank God we're leaving

FrankieTeardrop - 29 Nov 2019 07:23:43 (#10 of 49)

What is it that determines the German, French, UK rates are "fair" and the Irish, Luxembourg and Maltese rates are "unfair"?

machiavelli - 29 Nov 2019 08:04:09 (#11 of 49)

It's essentially a subsidy from the large countries to the small

That's the price of love.

Tenesmus - 29 Nov 2019 08:08:54 (#12 of 49)

Well this has changed my mind, I've ordered my Union Jack waistcoat and am going to start shouting "who won the bloody war anyway?"

FrankieTeardrop - 29 Nov 2019 08:13:15 (#13 of 49)

haha

FrankieTeardrop - 29 Nov 2019 08:13:56 (#14 of 49)

Is Tiny's europhobia is a new development? Or has he always been one of the WE VOTED OUT brigade?

AlanII - 29 Nov 2019 08:18:56 (#15 of 49)

That’s the problem with the EU, the big countries always ride roughshod over the small ones. #betteroffout

TRaney - 29 Nov 2019 08:21:51 (#16 of 49)

Isn't this a case of the smal....oh you were being sarcastic

FrankieTeardrop - 29 Nov 2019 08:25:02 (#17 of 49)

No, he's just afflicted with a sarcastic tone of post

TRaney - 29 Nov 2019 08:26:29 (#18 of 49)

When did 'brigade' become pejorative? How do the fire service feel about it?

FrankieTeardrop - 29 Nov 2019 08:27:08 (#19 of 49)

"When did 'brigade' become pejorative?"

1996

"How do the fire service feel about it?"

They don't give a toss, they're a service, not a brigade

TRaney - 29 Nov 2019 08:28:44 (#20 of 49)

Your earworm for today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohxQHzY_uAw

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