Guess who should qualify for the funding?

The OECD announced yesterday that its tax deliberations will be open to all countries that embrace the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project.

I welcome this, with some reservations. First, the devil might be in the detail.

Second, I hope funding might be made available to ensure countries can attend.

Can you guess?

16 thoughts on “Guess who should qualify for the funding?”

  1. he’s off to Florida to plug his book.

    sorry, typo, that should read “give a serious and meaningful talk to the American Tax Association”

  2. Yurr! Oi’m up fur a freebie to Florida too. I knows about tax, pay tons ov da bloody stuff! Sniff!

    (Tim will recognise the broad West Country accent, the sniff is a particularly Bristol thing)

  3. So Ritchie is a country now! Which Courageous State will he be representing? North Korea won’t be able to afford his rates.

  4. “I welcome this, with some reservations. First, the devil might be in the detail.”

    Yes, details derail most of his plans. And facts do too.

  5. “Tim Worstall

    Bristol would probably be “tonsl of taxl”….”Sniff””

    Yer? wassat? Bloody rubbish. You Baff lot got no ideal.

    The Brissle ‘L’ only appears if the wurd ends in a vowel.

  6. “The Brissle ‘L’ only appears if the wurd ends in a vowel”

    Not quite, Bristol’s name was in fact Bristow until the locals added the L at the end. So it’s words that end in a vowel or have silent consonants that get the honour.

  7. Can I have the funding?

    I’m sure I can screw things up just as badly as Murphaloon if you pay me enough. If you only pay me enough to make it barely worthwhile then I’ll just fix the mess so I don’t have to deal with it again.

  8. “a serious and meaningful talk to the American Tax Association”

    Or an excuse to write off a nice little
    Winter break against taxes……

  9. I see the ATA meeting in Florida is sponsored by…
    KPMG, Deloitte, EY, PWC & Grant Thornton.

    Hypocrisy rules!

    Also, It’s near Disney World so he can meet his someone who knows more about tax – Mr M Mouse.

  10. “Jim

    “The Brissle ‘L’ only appears if the wurd ends in a vowel”

    Not quite, Bristol’s name was in fact Bristow until the locals added the L at the end. So it’s words that end in a vowel or have silent consonants that get the honour.”

    Same difference. Point is Tim was adding an ‘L’ to ‘tons’
    and ‘tax’.

    And if you’re going to be pendantic about it, the origin of Bristol was not ‘Bristow’ but “Brigg Stow” (Or, even older, Brycg stowe) meaning ‘place of the bridge.

    🙂

  11. The Yank habit of holding conferences in places with huge hotels with enormous out of season discounts, good transport access and fun in the evenings has always been a problem to Brits who’s pinch-faced harridans (of either sex and whatever gender) merely see:

    Vegas
    Orlando
    Or Hawaii

    On the other hand, the org I was involved in at the time held a conference in Singapore and the hotel was the most luxurious (for a modern attempt at it that you think “wow, this is glorious” but you’d never attempt to recreate it) I’d ever stayed in. And was twice the price of the previous year’s conference in Vegas that we were banned from by some (male) prune-faced bitch.

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