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Tax ethics have never been as important as they are now

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

I made a presentation to the Tax Co-op meeting, based in Montréal, at 10 pm last night on the subject of tax ethics. I said
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When will accountants take tax avoidance seriously?

Monday, January 6th, 2020

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales has issued a new code of ethics. It’s 200 pages long. It does not mention tax
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Ethical accounting: The August Taxcast

Friday, August 30th, 2019

In this month’s Tax Justice Network Taxcast, ethics and accountancy — yes they can go together! Plus: as Britain sinks into full crisis-mode over Brexit
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Fair Tax Councils

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The Fair Tax Mark has just announced this development in its work. I am a director of the Fair Tax Mark: The Fair Tax Mark
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There are record levels of concern about the tax behaviour of business

Friday, July 5th, 2019

This post was originally on the Fair Tax Mark web site. The Fair Tax Mark is holding its annual conference today. I am a founder-director
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Why do the Big 4 accountants survive?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

I was asked very recently why it was that the big 4 firms of accountants survive. This is an issue I have been considering with
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Accountancy, corruption, ethics and offshore

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

I spent a fascinating afternoon yesterday with Prof Dan Ostas of the University of Oklahoma. We weren’t near a prairie. Instead we sat by the
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Fair Tax is here to stay

Friday, June 8th, 2018

I was speaking at the Fair Tax Mark conference yesterday, as noted here. Just for fun I dressed as a chartered accountant for the day (we
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The sad fact is that professional ethics are not enough to make accountants comply with the law

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Two reports have come to my attention that highlight just how the world really sees the accountancy profession. The first was from Reuters, yesterday and
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