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Seagate Sends Employees’ Payroll Information After Phishing Scam

Seagate is known for many things, but most of all they are known for their hard drives. I would recommend you look elsewhere if you are looking for something a little more secure I would say…

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IRS Hacked By The Same Issue They Were Protecting People From

Last year the US Internal Revenue System revealed that they had been hacked. At first they said that up to 100,000 people were affected by the hack, only to then bump that up to 334, 000…

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Apple Agrees to Pay €318m in Italy Tax Fraud Case

Apple’s behaviour in regards to tax avoidance has alerted the Italian authorities due to irregularities in their tax bill which led to a thorough investigation. In a similar vein to other multinational corporations, Apple has been…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Refutes Tax Avoidance Claims

Apple has been accused of tax avoidance and exploiting loopholes in US legislation to move profits to tax havens. For example, Apple’s tax base is in Ireland with a 12.5% corporate rate while the US taxation…

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Mozilla Describe Thunderbird Client as “a Tax” on FireFox Development

Mozilla’s Thunderbird e-mail client is often overlooked and hasn’t received any major updates since 2012. Nevertheless, I still find it quite useful and think it’s a pretty good piece of software to organize multiple e-mail accounts.…

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Facebook Only Paid £4327 Corporation Tax in 2014

Facebook has paid its 362 UK staff members a staggering £35.4 million in share bonuses according to the Companies House filing. Additionally, the company reported fourth-quarter profits of $701m (£462m). Despite this, the official figures show Facebook only…

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Apple Reigns Supreme at US Tax Avoidance

The legality and moral outrage surrounding tax avoidance has been a hotly-discussed topic throughout the world. Many leading corporations from Apple to IBM exploit loopholes in the tax system to reduce their bill and hold assets…

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Tax Credit Refund Scam Is affecting UK Based Individuals

Tax credits are a hot topic at the moment, this is in part to the Conservative death by a thousand cuts, I said cuts, plans which are set to reduce the income of many of the…

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RFID Road Stickers To Help Malaysian Authorities Track Cars

4 years ago it was suggested that people could use RFID windshield tags to help pay for everything from parking to checking if you have permission to actually go into a car park. Seems like Malaysia…

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US Internet Tax Ban Could Expire This Year

The US House of Representatives has passed a law permanently banning the collection of local and state taxes on internet services. The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act still has to pass the Senate before it can be received…

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UK Government Moves from Microsoft

Microsoft has dominated the business market for some time now. This is the case here in the UK, where most if not all government departments use Microsoft’s products in favour of everything else, but that’s about…

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Amazon is Now Paying Full UK Taxes

The company that wants to bring us drone deliveries and deliveries to our cars has now changed its ways in terms of paying taxes. Up until recently, Amazon sifted sales through Luxembourg as to avoid profit Tax.…

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US Healthcare.gov Sends Wrong Tax Information to 800,000 People

In another example of how the US government can’t deploy major tech initiatives without some sort of major mishap, the ever troubled Healthcare.gov site has sent incorrect tax information to 800,000 users. All of those users received…

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UK to Introduce 25% ‘Google Tax’

George Osborne, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced during his Autumn Statement that the Conservative government are to introduce a 25% ‘Google tax’ to prevent multinational corporations from tax dodging. Companies such as Google, Amazon, Starbucks,…

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Worldwide Bitcoin Regulations Still Unclear, Law Library of Congress Survey Reports

There were many questions on how can the Bitcoin be taxed, having more and more countries coming up with different ways on how the cryptocurrency could be treated. While countries such as Germany do not consider…

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British Creativity Showcase Could Help UK Games Sector Get Tax Production Credits

Ukie have given their approval and joined forces with the IPS and many other UK creative industry bodies with the launch of a government backed portal which aims to showcase the very best of the UK…

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Ukie Urges Government To Push Games Production Tax Credits Through

UK games and interactive entertainment trade body calls for final push to get games production tax credits in place. Responding to today’s autumn statement by Chancellor George Osborne, Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist welcomed plans to cap…

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Apple Controversy Pushes Ireland To Alter Company Tax Laws

Apple make billions in profit every year and one would expect they would pay a sizeable amount of that in taxes, but they don’t, or at least no where near what they should. Apple use Ireland…

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Twitter Reports Very Low UK Profits, Believed To Be Routing Through Ireland

Twitter is a huge company and one of the biggest social media presences across the world, and in the United Kingdom. Yet this year they have reported retained profits of just £92,408 in the UK. Which…

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Ukie Outlines Urgent Case For UK Game Development Tax Credit

Ukie has used their response to the EC investigation to outline why there is a clear and evident market failure relating to the production of culturally British or European games being made by British studios, which…

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French Anti-Piracy “Hadopi” Law Being Axed

According to France’s Minister of Culture and Communication the anti-piracy “Hadopi” law only has one more month to live. Aurélie Filippetti has stated that the Hollande administration will axe the Hadopi law in favour of no immediate…

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Google Accused Of Advert Tax Evasion In The UK

Google’s advertisement service (Google Ads) sells adverts all across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Google claims that all their advertisement services are sold through their Dublin office, as to synchronise taxation purposes all into Ireland where…

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American VP Joe Biden Says A “Violent Media Tax” Is Legally Possible

Manhunt is among the most notoriously famous “violent” video games of our time. Yet at the core of the word “violent” is a normative judgement that has to be made. What is violent? What would constitute…

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Games Tax Relief to be Introduced in the Current Finance Bill

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, has welcomed the news that the Government is planning to legislate for Games Tax Relief in the current Finance Bill. It said that its introduction at the…