while this won't be revealed in the Panama Papers, many wealthy New Zealanders will be using other offshore companies to hide their assets and avoid paying their fair share of local tax.
Unless they've been stashing their loot via Niue or the Cook Islands. Wonder why Key was named in connection with the latter ..
it pulls in $24 million a year
Better still, from the same IRD estimate, that only results in $3m tax paid here. That's the benefit to public coffers. It's almost like these tax-dodge advisers are using the same tricks to reduce their effective rate to $12.5%. Bold atlasses, all. Ambishus.
they are my comments
nothing sacred about em. may not notice the times when mine get edited. all part of the package, Steve.
or, God forbid, editing my comments
welcome to the not-jungle
most New Zealanders have no idea how outrageous this stuff is - so yes, hug the ones who get how loudly to shout I say (if they're into it).
thank you, mark
A public ballot in Austin, Texas represses Uber and Lyft services somehow by requiring driver fingerprints. I don't quite grasp the logic.
Your responses were certainly part of the problem in the thread
Certainly were. Taking action to prevent that. It has been a reflective few weeks/days.
I don’t feel comfortable (safe) knowing that discussions about the discussion are going on elsewhere.
Me either, I’ve realised. Aspie stuff again.
However trying to control the social environment is the wrong response for my own wellbeing. I apologise for upsetting people by doing that.
Seeing other people do it annoys me, but that’s mine to deal with. Likewise experiencing other behaviours that trouble me. Am doing some personal work at present to more comfortably let people act out their own stuff, follow their own path through life. I’m not responsible for others, and nor them for me.
The world is mainly beautiful.
Fuck this fucking bullshit.
I miss Keith's blogging, now that he's too busy crunching data. And Tze Ming commenting, now she's half a world away.