In Africa Unchained, George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions. Looking at how Africa can modernize, build, and improve their indigenous institutions which have been castigated by African leaders as 'backward and primitive', Ayittey argues that Africa should build and expand upon these traditions of free markets and free trade. Asking why the poorest Africans haven't been able to prosper in the Twenty-first-century, Ayittey makes the answer obvious: their economic freedom was snatched from them. War and conflict replaced peace and the infrastructure crumbled. In a book that will be pondered over and argued about as much as his previous volumes, Ayittey looks at the possibilities for indigenous structures to revive a troubled continent.
A revised an updated edition that factors in the latest 2013 changes to tax law -- the definitive financial guide for Americans planning a move to CanadaHundreds of thousands of Americans are living in Canada today -- and the tax issues for everyone from green card holders living in Canada to Canadians returning home from years in the U.S. are astounding and complex. In easy-to-understand language, The American in Canada focuses on the eight key areas of transition planning: immigration, customs, cash management, income tax, retirement, estate planning, risk management, and investments. - Do you have to file tax returns with the IRS?
- What income do you have to declare, and in which country? Should you leave your IRAs and 401(k)s in the U.S.?
- What immigration avenues are available to help you move into Canada?
- Do you qualify for Canada's socialized healthcare programs?
- What should you do with your home or rental property in the U.S.? These questions, and many more, are answered in this essential guide for the American living in Canada.
The thousands of mergers, acquisitions, and start-ups that have characterized the past years of business have created an increasing number of corporations in financial trouble: specifically, a shortage of venture capital or quick cash. Consequently, bankruptcy protection is now viewed as a strategic move to protect corporations from their creditors and allow them to reorganize. Fully revised and updated with new case studies and the latest coverage of regulations, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation, Fourth Edition provides the answers to the questions financial managers will have on the tax aspects of bankruptcy strategy.
Powerful techniques anyone can use to deduct more, invest smarter, and pay far less to the IRS
Are you dreading tax season? Not sure how to maximize deductions for your real estate business? CPAs Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland share the practical information you need to not only do your taxes this year, but to also prepare an ongoing strategy that will make your next tax season that much easier.
It's time to take control of the bookkeeping practices for your real estate business. Start saving thousands with a great tax strategy
In this book, you'll learn:
Many business managerial decisions are influenced by taxes. This text identifies and quantifies possible tax effects on investment strategies and financing policies of national and multinational companies. It includes case studies, exercises and tables.
How to save hundreds--even thousands--of dollars a year in property taxes You can't escape paying property taxes, but you can avoid paying more than you have to. This authoritative new guide explains how. Written by an experienced real estate counselor, Challenge Your Taxes helps you evaluate your property assessment and pinpoint any inaccuracies that, once amended, could dramatically reduce your tax bill. With proven guidelines and practical tips, you'll learn how to determine what your property is really worth, qualify your property for a deduction, and--in the case of an unfair assessment--prepare and present a successful appeal. Here's where you'll find complete details on:
* Property valuation--fair market value, comparable sales and cost approach, amenity considerations
* Assessors--who they are, what they do, and what they look for
* Checking your property information--study your property record file, confirm property category, use sales/assessment ratio to establish fair value
* Common assessment errors--miscalculated land area, incorrect judgment of condition, comparable sales ignored, wrong zoning classification
* Assessment appeals--summary of procedure, presentation checklist, the appeal board, abatements
Packed with helpful worksheets and numerous examples, as well as sample forms and addresses of state appeals agencies, this indispensable resource has everything you need to Challenge Your Taxes successfully.
The European Commission envisages putting forward a proposal for a tax reform that would allow improving the efficiency and simplicity of the corporate income tax systems. This report assesses the impact of a Common Corporate Tax Base (CCTB) on the size of the corporate tax bases of EU companies. The results of the report shall help to evaluate the economic consequences of the introduction of a harmonised set of tax accounting rules. The estimates are based on the European Tax Analyzer with data from the year 2006 and apply options specified by the Commission's Steering Group.
Tax law is political. This book highlights and explains the major themes and methodologies of a group of scholars who challenge the traditional claim that tax law is neutral and unbiased. The contributors to this volume include pioneers in the field of critical tax theory, as well as key thinkers who have sustained and expanded the investigation into why the tax laws are the way they are and what impacts tax laws have on historically disempowered groups. This volume, assembled by two law professors who work in the field, is an accessible introduction to this new and growing body of scholarship. It is a resource not only for scholars and students in the fields of taxation and economics, but also for those who engage with critical race theory, feminist legal theory, queer theory, class-based analysis, and social justice generally. Tax is the one area of law that affects everyone in our society, and this book is crucial to understanding its impact.
The entirety of our monetary system has been proven to be flawed by a small-town South Pasadena, California plumber. How flawed? He paid not only his bills and the IRS, legally, in gold and silver coins, he never utilized standard notes, checks or credit cards for over 30 years.
David never set out to "beat the system." He set out to work within the system, as defined to the letter by our lawmakers and founding fathers. To get there, he has fought federal politics, faced prison time, divorced his wife due to bureaucratic necessity, was threatened with his fair share of violence and death threats and is considered a "conspiracy theorist" by many.
His years of research into the history of money and coins in the United States and his unparalleled knowledge of the IRS code, set this David on a crash course with the Goliath IRS that only Howard Hughes before him had dared attempt. He is the only known American to have lived entirely on the gold standard, legally.
This book deals with foundation law in various European countries. It sums up contributions from the most outstanding experts in foundation law in fourteen countries. These are either civil law or common law, and their socio-economical situation is considerably different.
Despite the outstanding differences in each country, foundations have been growing in number and importance all over Europe in the last decades. Political, economical and social changes occurred in various European countries increased foundations' role. The need to focus on foundations' laws and regulations arose in many States for different reasons.
The contributions in this book focus in particular on the recent development of foundation law, on the evolution foundations have undergone in recent years and on trends in law.