Macron Moves Against yellow Vests, Bans Protests In Neighborhoods With “Ultra” Radicals

 

France is cracking down on “yellow vest” protesters following a weekend of renewed violence – as the Macron administration announced on Monday that it would ban demonstration in several areas of France – including the Champs Elysees in Paris, if “ultra elements” are present, according to Interior Minister Edouard Philippe.

‘We will ban demonstrations if ultra elements’ are present, said Philippe, according to CNEWS.

The ban will apply to “neighborhoods that have been most affected as soon as we have knowledge of” the “ultras.”

“I am thinking of course the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the place Pey-Berland in Bordeaux, the Capitol Square in Toulouse”, Philippe added, where “we will proceed to the immediate dispersal of all groups.”

Philippe added that he has asked the State Judicial Agent to “systematically seek the financial responsibility of troublemakers.”

UK Taxman Ruthlessly Pursuing Its Contract Staff For Six-figure Sums In Unpaid Tax


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Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is once again hounding its own employees for potential six-figure bills as part of a crackdown on tax avoidance schemes. Some years ago I was a victim of one of these crackdowns, as an Information Technology consultant I, along with thousands of others working as external consultants in both government and business were forced by the tax inspectors to operate as  limited liability companies.

The tax service had decided we were using th

e self employed status to avoid National Insurance Employers Contributions (a sanitized name for a British payroll tax,) as the self employed were not liable for this levy. By reinterpreting a law in such an extreme way it stretched words beyond any literal meaning, the taxman decided we should all set up limited companies, with ourselves as the only employee, thus making our employers, the quasi – companies, liable as our employers for the payroll tax.

Taxman thought he had won, but people who decide to employ themselves are bright, resourceful types and we soon learned the completely legal tax dodges used by the super rich, through their companies and trusts. We got ourselves accountants who advised on techniques like buybacks, directors loans etc. and we, in partnership with our incorporated dopplegangers, were soon all paying less tax than we had as self employed individuals.

Needless to say the taxman was furious. But we IT professionals, consultant engineers, designers, technicians and other contract workers in media, finance, healthcare and across the whole range of commercial activities were being advised and assisted by accountants. So the taxman hit on a new idea, he talked politicians into passing retrospective laws. Something you did legally in, say, 1995, could in 1998 be declared to have been a crime since 1993, thus in 1999 you could be prosecuted for it. And they call this liberal democracy.

All that was a long time ago. The techniques we used then have been blocked one way or another, and as a bonus for the taxman, Britain’s software industry died (well, relocated to cyberspace,) as a result.

The ruthless war on enterprise and talent continued. Electricians and plumbers were targeted by the taxman in a purge that cost us poor taxpayers £8million and in which the tax inspectors managed to recover £100,000 in unpaid taxes (yeah, economics is not one of these people’s strengths.)

Among the people in another purge  to fall foul of this new retrospective lawmaking were entertainers and sports stars. And like the professional consultants of my era, a few years earlier,  these people fell foul of the taxman for doing something that was perfectly legal at the time they did it.

Around 50,000 contractors are now being targeted by the tax office for using so-called disguised remuneration schemes, which involved receiving income in the form of tax-free loans from an offshore trust, throughout the Noughties and more recently.

The law was changed in 2016 and those who used the arrangements now face huge tax bills which, campaigners claim, will force some into bankruptcy or cause them to lose their homes.

It has now emerged that HMRC engaged contractors who were being paid in loans and is now pursuing them for the unpaid tax, the Sunday Telegraph revealed.

A panel of MPs  looking into complaints about HMRC’s persecution of certain groups has received evidence from multiple contractors once engaged by the taxman who say they used disguised remuneration arrangements and now face penalties.

Sir Ed Davey, a former Government minister, said: “This is astonishing considering HMRC’s ruthless and unreasonable pursuit of people in this situation, when they didn’t break the law and followed professional advice.

 

“What’s more, the evidence we’ve received also shows that these people declared all their arrangements in their annual tax return, so contrary to their claims not to know, HMRC were indeed aware contractors working for them were using these schemes.

One contractor, who worked for HMRC over two spells, anonymously told the panel that, based on the bills received by her peers, she expects she could be asked for almost £140,000. The 45-year-old, who lives in London, said: “It feels like the Government has gone to war against you. This is all about wearing people down and getting them to give up.”

Well yes, as I said earlier the government has been at war with enterprise, creativity and talent for a long time.

The schemes became popular in 1999 and were briefly sold by some of Britain’s leading accountancy firms.

In December, the House of Lords Economics Committee criticised HMRC’s approach to recouping the tax owed, describing it as “retrospective” and saying it was failing to distinguish between “contrived tax avoidance by sophisticated, high income individuals” and relatively low earners who made “naive decisions”.

A spokesman for the tax office said: “HMRC has never endorsed or participated in disguised remuneration tax avoidance schemes. It is possible for contractors to use disguised remuneration without the participation or knowledge of their engager.”

He added that all contractors found to have used a loan scheme would be treated the same. What a pity they do not feel able to deploy the same diligence in their dealings with companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, all of which are handled with kid gloves in spite of blatantly operating tax scams to avoid paying tax on most or all of their corporate profits.

 
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As Brussels Moved A Million Migrants Into The EU,Google Europe Moved $23 Billion To Bermuda Tax Haven In 2017

 

'I am going to test your heart under stress. Listen to what I am shouting. BILLION DOLLAR CORPORATIONS LEGALLY AVOID INCOME TAX.'Image: http://www.cartoonstock.com/

While the virtue – signalling lefties and university brainwashed millennials are creaming themselves over the United Nations Pact On Migration, which they see as a big step towards a borderless world; while they chirrup in unison as usual missing the point of what a borderless world would mean. “Oh those lovely dark skinned people will come by the million to live among us and enrich our culture with their enlightened ways and cultural traditions,” they forget that those enlightened ways and traditions include throwing homosexuals off high buildings, stoning women and publicly beheading adulterers.

Whether they think that is a good or bad thing is a matter of opinion. However other implications of a borderless world are not, and our virtue – signalling compatriots might be horrified to learn what other freedoms of movement a borderless world might facilitate alongside unrestricted movement of people. News of Google’s latest and perfectly legal thanks to progress in globalisation, move to protect its obscene levels of profit from taxation in the European Union involve a financial device known as the Double Irish Dutch Sandwich (DDIS). Be careful not to confuse this with A Dutch Reverse Steamboat, which falls into a very different category of activities.

The DIDS accounting strategy involves using a Netherlands-based subsidiary to shift royalties paid in Europe – Google EU is headquartered in Dublin – to Google Ireland Holdings, the company’s Bermuda-based affiliate. According to a Google filing with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, the search giant channelled 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) through such a structure to its company in the Bermuda tax haven in 2017, around 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) more than 2016, Reuters reported.

The arrangement, a variation on the dear old ‘Luxembourg Structure’ allowed Google to reduce its tax bill for operations within the EU to single-digit levels,  roughly one-quarter of the official rate for those tax jurisdictions.

But little can be done about it because, as Google likes to remind us, it is perfectly legal.

“We pay all of the taxes due and comply with the tax laws in every country we operate in around the world,” Google said in a statement.

“Google, like other multinational companies, pays the vast majority of its corporate income tax in its home country, and we have paid a global effective tax rate of 26% over the last 10 years.”‘

The DIDS strategy, which involves an employee of the Netherlands company who works in Dublin, sending invoices for ‘management services relating to royalties on patents,’ to an employee of each national operation in the EU (these employees also work in Dublin.) The national offices (which are pigeon holes in mail drop addresses, the accounts people who deal with the invoices actually work in – you guessed it, Dublin.) Then the accounts department of the Bermuda company, the staff of which all work in Dublin, send an invoice for something vague like ‘financial consultancy relating to royalties on patents’ to European headquarters (in Dublin you may remember,) where it is dealt with by someone who may have handled all the transactions in the chain without ever leaving Dublin. This  allows Google to avoid US income taxes and European withholding taxes. However, thanks to recent changes in Irish law (which followed pressure from the EU), the favorable treatment is slated to end in 2020. That will be a bit of a bugger because they’ll have to move back to Luxembourg. Or maybe not.

The goal of a budgetary proposal in Ireland’s 2015 budget was to shut down the use of so-called “Double Irish” and “Double Irish Dutch Sandwich” structures commonly used by U.S. multinationals, such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, among others, to significantly reduce their worldwide effective tax rate on royalties derived from the exploitation of intellectual property .

Because the Irish proposal only addresses revenue from royalties on patents, does it really put an end to the Double Irish structures (with or without the Dutch sandwich) or US corporations exploiting the favourable treatment Ireland offers to hide profits offshore? In a word, No. At least not if your accountants have more brain cells than tits or testicles as the case may be. The same benefits can be achieved by only slightly modifying the existing structures to avoid triggering the new proposed rules, For example by moving Google Europe Holdings (Ireland) Ltd. from Dublin to Google Europe Holdings (Malta) Ltd. whose offices are in …………… Dublin.

The Double Dutch structures are useful for a few reasons. Primarily, Ireland has a 12.5 percent corporate income tax rate for active “trading” income, is English speaking, and is highly educated. Also Ireland uses a management and control standard for determining residency, thus it is possible to protect income earned by the top-tier subsidiary from Irish taxation by placing management in another country (an Irish Non Resident company.)

Thanks to the box checking culture of the US public sector, profits can be entirely avoided by ensuring lower-tier subsidiaries to be disregarded for U.S. tax purposes, because all of the non-U.S. activities are considered to be conducted by a single entity. The only factor that has been altered by the Irish proposals is the residency clause. Under the proposals, moving management and control of an Irish company to a Caribbean nation with which Ireland does not have a tax harmonisation treaty covering corporate residency will no longer achieve the desired objective.  Under the treaty with Malta however, it is possible to form an INR, as under existing structures, with its management and control in Malta. Pursuant to the treaty between Malta and Ireland (which will not be overridden by the new proposal), the INR, though trading solely in Ireland, should be treated as a resident of Malta, and not Ireland (See Article 4(3) of the treaty). Malta does not impose any tax on royalties derived from patents or other intellectual properties.
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A gilets – jaunes (yellow jackets) protest in Paris

French writer and political philosopher Renaud Camus, who found fame (or notoriety perhaps,) as the first academic to propose the theory of the “Great Replacement (link goes to French language video),” aired his thoughts to news reporters about the wave of riots and civil unrest that has rocked France over the past two months, giving his opinion that the recent “Yellow Vest” protests are a grassroots reaction against the Davos elite who view working people as worthless “human Nutella.” (i.e. cheap, low grade products.)

Mr Camus warned there might be more substance to the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) movement, which organised the protests and, according to polls, is supported by 77 per cent of French people , than just dissatisfaction over a rise in fuel taxes, saying it was really about a “lack of respect by governments for the prople,  being treated by managerial politics like an object, a simple product.

“A product, a producer, and a consumer all at once, a thing, a number, not a human being,” Camus said.

Excoriating the globalist elites, whom Camus refers to as the “Davocracy,” an allusion to the annual World Economic Forum meetings in the Swiss town of Davos, where the rich and powerful arrive in their private jets to meet, enjoy fine foods, rare wines and high class prostitutes and make decisions like the one that is leading to the replacement of educated, intelligent Europeans who ask difficult questions with uneducated, illiterate third world immigrants who can easily be bought with free stuff, Camus claimed the global elites were advocates of the “Great Replacement” saying they supported “the change of people and civilisation for the sake of the industry of man, the economic system which produces the Undifferentiated Human Matter, the human Nutella, spreadable at will.”

Harsh words, but they contain more than a grain of truth one suspects.

The theory of the Great Replacement, which Camus extends not only to mass migration but to the easy and efficient interchangeability of goods as well as peoples (aka the throwaway society,) has been referred to by several prominent French figures including the Mayor of Béziers Robert Ménard, the Archbishop of Strasbourg Luc Ravel, and conservative politician Nicolas Dupont-Aignan.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has also made numerous references to a replacement of European people through migration, and has been widely attacked for his views by Cultural Marxist leaders leaders such as Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.

More recently, the French department of Mayotte, an island off the coast of Africa, highlighted the “replacement” of their indigenous peoples due to wave upon wave of illegal migrants in recent years.

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