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Over Here and Undertaxed: Multinationals, Tax Avoidance and You
 
 

Over Here and Undertaxed: Multinationals, Tax Avoidance and You [Kindle Edition]

Richard Murphy
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Tax has rocketed to the top of the news agenda. When Amazon, Google and Starbucks were pulled up in front of the Public Accounts Committee, many were stunned at how little corporation tax they paid (if at all) in a time of austerity and government cuts. How can a tax gap of £12 billion be justified, when a CEO can take home $101 million a year? There is a growing realization that maybe we aren't ‘all in this together’, and what are Google's 'Dutch sandwich' and a 'double Irish' anyway?



In this 30,000-word ebook Richard Murphy, a highly respected economic commentator and blogger, explains how we came to this situation, its origins and development after the 2008 economic crisis, who the villains of the piece are, and why. But this ebook also seeks answers and Murphy offers concrete and practical solutions in the face of growing public awareness, which politicians and companies will ignore at their peril as taxpayers vote with their feet.



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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good overview of corporate tax dodging 18 April 2013
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This is both a good introduction to this seemingly complex area and a punchy summary for those who already understand a bit about it. It's readable and punchy and thought-provoking. Recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Plain speaking on tax. 8 April 2013
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Austerity is depressing living standards and morale over much of the world. The two ways out are said to be tax increases and cutting government expenditure. Many speak out against tax rises as 'discouraging business' and 'driving away investment.' Indeed, to many commentators government expenditure is seen to be the cause of the problem.
Richard Murphy puts the contrary view that much of the deficit and debt crisis is made worse by large scale tax avoidance especially by the multi-national corporations. I give it five stars because he manages to convey a clear narrative in a hundred pages or so. John Lancaster's 'Whoops!'covered the banking crisis in a similar way. One of the difficulties is that tax is a complex area usually left to experts and often only commented on in depth in more specialized publications.
Murphy is a Chartered Accountant and has played a leading role in bringing tax abuse to the general public in the UK, writing a blog 'Tax Research UK' and is part of the Tax Justice Network. They have been campaigning for some years and in the last year or so, the issue has been taken up by the media and mainstream politicians. He wrote a General Anti-Avoidance Principle bill which was presented to the House of Commons by Michael Meacher MP. In addition he has advised the TUC and Green Party among others. He has even spoken at the World Bank in Washington.
He explains how international tax laws were written in the 'steam ship age' and this has little relevance to the situation today. He gives examples of how Amazon, Google and others will do extensive trade in the UK but are billed from a low tax jurisdiction. The book was published in February 2013 and is very up to date and with over a hundred references, well sourced.
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The problems with MNE's and their taxation are set out clearly as are the steps we need to take in order to bring them under control.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Overkill of a topic by an academic 21 Jun 2013
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Includes a very good summary (taken from other sources) of Starbucks, Amazon and Google' tax minimisation methods, but then comes up with what is collectively a series of misguided recommendations on how to change the system, with no consideration for the actual economic consequences beyond "corporations paying more tax".
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5.0 out of 5 stars We're not all in this together 27 May 2013
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Well written and ideal companion to understanding the taxation fiasco surrounding Google, Amazon and Starbucks. Not only describes the methods of tax avoidance, but also covers policy solutions to this problem.
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