Richard Murphy says:
May 25 2016 at 10:18 am
If parliament intended to tax the company why did it provide an arrangement so it did not need to be taxed?

Parliament has provided that the UK will not levy tax on profits made by an Irish company in Ireland.

Google is therefore not tax avoiding.

7 thoughts on “Snigger”

  1. I think we ought to try this. There’s a lot of companies in Ireland we could start taxing. And why stop at Ireland?

  2. I sneeze in threes

    Slightly off topic, I’m currently at the Charity Finance Group conference and the day started with bitching about think tanks accusing Oxfam of tax avoidance. They are live tweeting here today I think #cfgac19 if anyone wishes to make a contribution.

  3. I sneeze in threes, I just looked at their twitter feed; they’re advertising a magnum of champagne and a pair of flutes in a raffle for attendees.

    Glorious. No such thing as fat-cat charity executives?

  4. The “if” is redundant: since parliament DID provide an arrangement etc etc, clearly they did NOT intend to tax the company. So why is he even asking?

  5. I sneeze in threes

    Not fat cat, the “fork buffet lunch” was a disappointment. The drinks reception is being sponsored by Goldman Sachs so there is still hope.

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