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Facial share

By Toby Fehily A beard tax? Not by the hairs of our chinny chin chins, says the Beard Liberation Front. A rift tore through the United Kingdom last year, threatening to plunge the country into chaos. It wasn’t Brexit, nor even the English soccer team’s shock loss to Iceland, but a British barber who believed… Read More Facial share

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My puppy ate my tax return!

By Aaron Watson Each year people fail to pay their tax on time. We asked the Australian Tax Office and New Zealand’s Inland Revenue for some of the strangest excuses they have received – and uncovered 14 tales of thieving mailmen, marital breakdown and urban animals with a taste for tax documentation.

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Taxing questions

By Tony Malkovic When is it ethical to levy a tax and what are the ethics of seeking to minimise, let alone trying to avoid, your tax obligations? There aren’t many people who don’t try to minimise their personal or corporate tax. And there are some who push that ethical line between minimisation and avoidance.… Read More Taxing questions

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Brexit negotiations

By Brian Keegan Ireland needs time to identify its Brexit related difficulties and opportunities. In March, however, the clock will start ticking. The wishful thinking that has surrounded the Brexit debate has blurred the distinctions between what is desirable, possible and legally achievable. Prior to the vote, we didn’t even have a vocabulary to discuss… Read More Brexit negotiations