This is fascinating

Job opportunity: tax research

POSTED ON OCTOBER 14 2016

I have been in discussion with an organisation that works on tax. They asked me if I knew anyone who met the following brief.

Tax research expert doesn’t know expert in tax research.

18 thoughts on “This is fascinating”

  1. He’d have done the job himself if it wasn’t for this line….

    “Will be happy with a pay rate equivalent to that of a good NGO researcher to undertake this work.”

  2. I wonder if Ben Dover, Jim Slip and my friend S Peter Swallow would be interested in this and whether their CVs should be forwarded to Murphy and could be of interest?

    All have real passion and appetite when it comes to sticking it to the upper classes and the rich.

  3. ‘They asked me if I knew anyone who met the following brief.’

    Tax research expert is a pretty narrow field.

  4. Zed. Are you seriously claiming that Murphy isn’t claiming he is a tax expert? Could you put that claim to Murphy himself? The reply would be interesting.

  5. Tax research expert doesn’t know expert in tax research.

    No, I’m sure he knows more than a few. However, the tax expert who isn’t an expert can’t within 200 feet of any self-respecting tax expert who actually is a tax expert.

    They won’t allow it.

  6. DtP

    “within 200 feet of any self-respecting tax expert”

    Post-Brexit let’s bring back traditional measures.

  7. “Works for me.”

    Well, we have much more in common with the US (and Australia, Canada and NZ) than with the frogs and krauts of continental yoorp. 😉

  8. Martin:
    Just off the top…
    Language
    Legal system
    Form of government (NZ, Canada, Australia)
    Shared history as allies for over a century

  9. Think our legal systems have some differences by now, what with them kicking us out / doing a brexit away from us.
    Language – there are differences. Minor but they do matter in trade. If I want to sell stuff in other English speaking countries I have to translate them into local language.
    Form of government? Are the other EU countries different than our form of government and different from the Canadia, Australian and NZ forms of government?
    I know the US has its temporary King they are just deciding on this year for another 4 years so we can discount their multiple government system. The Canadian system is… interesting. Australian? Want to ask the Abo’s about the Australian system of government?
    Shared history as allies? May have missed the cold war etc? NATO – is NZ a member? Australia?
    Alliances come and go. We’ve been allied to countries and enemies of the same countries at different times.
    Australia has been an ally of the US since 1950s, not quite the same as our ally back when we owned them.

  10. Are the other EU countries different than our form of government and different from the Canadia, Australian and NZ forms of government?

    Well, yes and no.

    New Zealand has PR for a start, so dcardno is somewhat wrong to think UK and NZ share a form of government. We’re used to minority and coalitions.

    Australia has STV, but also an elected Senate, which rarely gives strong majority governments. Plus they have state governments, like Canada. So not really like the UK then either.

    What we do have, which is much more important, is:
    1) a very similar legal system — lawyers move between the Commonwealth countries with ease.
    2) a very similar attitude to democracy and the role that government should play in ruling us.

    However I suspect Theophrastus hasn’t really caught up with the changes of the last decades.

    NZ used to be a European country in the Pacific. It is now very much a Pacific country with a large ethnic European population. Most Kiwis no longer really care with much passion what happens in the UK. We’d love to do more trade with the UK, but we see Asia as our primary market now.

    Australia got there long ago. They’d be a republic if their referendum on the subject hadn’t been deliberately spiked by a monarchist PM.

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