It takes two to tango

Apart from the snow-white attire, it could have been, quite literally, two Old Joes getting together for Saturday lunch and a chinwag. Joseph Ratzinger and Jorge Bergoglio made history at the Castel Gandolfo outside Rome last week when, for the first time in at least 600 years, two popes met face to living face. Watching their rather wooden performances before the cameras (neither…

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…