They shoot horses, don’t they?

"It's under starter's orders - and they're off!"  2013 has scarcely made it out of the stalls and two stories are already vying for a place in the Winner's Enclosure at the annual Let's-Knacker-The-Taxpayer Steeplechase. First to gallop off the page and nearly knock out my eye was the disclosure by the Wall Street Journal that the Indian…

Amnesty International

The casual observer may be forgiven for thinking that last month's announcement by the Israeli Income Tax Authorities of a  new amnesty  program for foreign undeclared income was motivated by the realization that if - as the US authorities close in on tax evaders - Israel does not act fast, all the "captured" tax of US…

Season of goodwill at the IRS ?

“And to you taxpayers out there, let me say this: Make sure you file your tax return on time! And remember that, even though income taxes can be a ‘pain in the neck,’ the folks at the IRS are regular people just like you, except that they can destroy your life". Thus wrote American humorist…