taxes

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A profile of the policy wonk who shone the light and turned the tide on overseas tax havens.

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The history of the The City of London Corporation, a “prehistoric monster which had mysteriously survived into the modern world.”

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When U.S. customs law met abstract art in the form of a bird, “shimmering and soaring toward the ceiling while the lawyers debated whether it was an ‘original sculpture’ or a metal ‘article or ware not specially provided for’ under the 1922 Tariff Act.”

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How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.

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On January 1st, 2011, the U.S. estate tax will jump from zero to around 50%, which gives a lot of very rich elders (or perhaps more accurately, their heirs) millions of dollars in incentive to expedite death.