Every month, new books are released, and we’d like to share the ones with you we think should not be missed. This time, we’re focussing on Taxation. Please let us know what you think, and happy reading!
Best Upcoming Taxation Books of March 2017
Saving the Family Cottage: A Guide to Succession Planning for Your Cottage, Cabin, Camp or Vacation Home [Read online]
Estate planning for family cottages and cabins When family members inherit a vacation home together, problems are often unavoidable, given that the new co-owners may have different financial circumstances or emotional attachments to the family cottage or cabin. Whether you’re planning to pass on a cottage to your children, or you’ve inherited a cabin with your siblings, Saving the Family Cottage provides practical, legal solutions for preserving a beloved family property for generations to come. It also includes an expanded discussion of legal issues when renting a family cottage or cabin on Airbnb, VRBO, or similar rental services.
Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes [Read online]
Conventional wisdom holds that Americans hate taxes. Perceived “loopholes” convince many income tax filers that a flat tax might actually raise taxes on the rich, and the relative invisibility of the sales and payroll taxes encourages many to underestimate the sizable tax contributions made by poor and working people. Upending the idea of Americans as knee-jerk opponents of taxes, Read My Lips examines American taxpaying as an act of political faith.
A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System
Bestselling author T. R. tax code is a total write-off.
VAT and Financial Services: Comparative Law and Economic Perspectives [Read online]
This book explains the theoretical and policy issues associated with the taxation of financial services and includes a jurisdictional overview that illustrates alternative policy choices and the legal consequences of those choices. The book addresses the question: how can financial services in an increasingly globalized market best be taxed through VAT while avoiding economic distortions. It supports the discussion of the key practical problems that have arisen from the particular complexity of the application of VAT to financial services, and allows for the evaluation of best practice by comparing the major current reform models now being implemented.
Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen’s Guide to the Debate over Taxes (MIT Press)
Tax policy experts Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija lay out in accessible language what is known and not known about how taxes affect the economy and offer guidelines for evaluating tax systems — both the current tax system and proposals to reform it. It offers new material on recent tax reform proposals, expanded coverage of international tax issues, and the latest enforcement initiatives. ” — Kirkus Reviews.
U.S. Master Sales and Use Tax Guide (2017)
Master Sales and Use Tax Guide is a quick-answer resource for professionals who work with multiple state tax jurisdictions. Master Sales and Use Tax Guide’s concise and practical desk-reference format makes it the perfect complement to CCH’s comprehensive update subscription service–the Multistate Sales and Use Tax Guide, providing busy professionals with an annual snapshot of sales tax provisions they’ll need to refer to time and again throughout the year. Those professionals who only occasionally deal with sales and use taxes will enjoy this attractively-priced handbook.
What Everyone Needs to Know about Tax: An Introduction to the UK Tax System [Read online]
You are paying much more in tax than you think you are What Everyone Needs to Know About Tax takes an entertaining and informative look at the UK tax system in all its glory to show you just how much you pay, how the money is collected and how it affects ordinary people every day. This book leaves aside technical detail and the arcana of the tax code to give you a real-world look at how tax works. Learn about the many ways that the tax system separates us from our money Discover how Brexit could change the way we pay taxes Understand how changing tax policy affects people’s everyday lives See through the rhetoric surrounding controversies in the media With tax, we have to admit that there are no easy answers.
The Power of Economists within the State
Johan Christensen examines one major contributor to this disparity: the entrenchment of U. -trained, neoclassical economists in political institutions the world over. While previous studies have highlighted the role of political parties and production regimes, Christensen uses comparative case studies of New Zealand, Ireland, Norway, and Denmark to show how the influence of economists affected the extent to which each nation adopted market-oriented tax policies.
The Artful Aussie Tax Dodger: 100 Years of Tax Reform in Australia
In The Artful Aussie Tax Dodger, Lex Fullarton studies the impact of 100 years of taxation legislation in Australia, from 1915 to 2016. Driven by the winds of various political and social interests, Australia embarked on a century of tax reform from the moment when its first Income Tax Assessment Act was introduced. Fullarton discusses the oldest of tax planning entities, the British Trust, the introduction of Australia’s ‘reformed’ consumption tax, its VAT, referred to as Goods and Services Tax, an analysis of tax avoidance schemes, and finally government taxation reform.
Dirty Secrets: How Tax Havens Destroy the Economy
Tax havens, we are often told, are part of the global architecture of capitalism, providing a freedom from regulation necessary to make markets work. In this book, leading authority Richard Murphy uncovers the truth behind this lie. Dirty Secrets proposes ways to regulate tax havens and what the world might look like without them.