AJ Impact

Lebanon's draft budget: A quick fix?

After 20 rounds of meetings, Lebanon's cabinet finally agrees on a draft budget with steep spending cuts.

Lebanon's draft budget: A quick fix?

The Listening Post

Yellow fever: The 'gilets jaunes' and the mainstream media

How the 'yellow vest' movement has both exposed and deepened France's mistrust of mainstream media.

Donald Trump

Trump lawyer pushes back on House panel's tax return request

Trump lawyer William Consovoy says a request for the president's tax returns 'would set dangerous precedent' if granted.

Trump lawyer pushes back on House panel's tax return request

The Listening Post

Tax avoidance, global inequality and the complicity of big media

How Dutch academic Rutger Bregman put tax reform back on the news agenda.

The Listening Post

Evasion: The politics of how the media report tax

A viral video brings taxes, inequality and media silence under the spotlight. Plus, the Chamorro family in Nicaragua.

Opinion

To tax or not to tax the rich more, that is the question

Thanks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren, the most important battle in American politics is finally on.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Protesters confront President Alvarado over tax bill

Protests by public sector workers over the controversial bill have stretched into a fourth week.

Costa Rica: Protesters confront President Alvarado over tax bill

Donald Trump

Trump engaged in fraud, dubious tax schemes in 1990s: NYT

New York Times investigation finds Trump and his siblings helped their parents hide money on tax returns.

Trump engaged in fraud, dubious tax schemes in 1990s: NYT

AJ IMPACT

US, Switzerland top 'financial secrecy' blacklist

Published by the Tax Justice Network, the list ranks financial systems that contribute to crimes like money laundering.

US, Switzerland top 'financial secrecy' blacklist

AJ IMPACT

Apple coming back home: Tax break helps create US jobs

After the most recent tax bill, Apple will be paying a lot less in taxes than it used to. Some of that money will be spent back home in the US.

US & Canada

Elderly and poor could be main victims of Trump tax bill

Republicans call the tax bill "entitlement reform", but it will see cuts to social welfare programmes such as Medicare that could impact millions of people.

Human Rights

Tax reform plan a 'bid to make US inequality champion'

UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and rights says proposed tax plan will 'greatly increase' income inequality.

Tax reform plan a 'bid to make US inequality champion'

Tax

EU puts UAE, Bahrain and Tunisia on tax haven blacklist

The three countries were among seventeen that fail to comply with European Union tax standards.

EU puts UAE, Bahrain and Tunisia on tax haven blacklist

US & Canada

US Senate passes major tax cuts bill

Senate Republicans narrowly pass landmark tax plan, dramatically slashing taxes for businesses and the wealthy.

US Senate passes tax cuts bill in victory for Trump

Tax

Senate Republicans 'have votes' to pass US tax bill

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, projected to add $1 trillion to the US budget deficit, is expected to pass on Friday.

Senate Republicans 'have votes' to pass US tax bill