September 25, 2022

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Insight: Vodafone in new 1 billion pounds tax "scandal" [Reuters]
The world's largest mobile phone company, Vodafone Group, has shaved 1 billion pounds, and possibly more, off the taxes its UK operating unit might have paid in the past decade, thanks to accounting factors not seen at other European units. A Reuters examination of statutory filings made by Vodafone across Europe over the past 16 years shows the UK taxman has often gone empty handed, while tax authorities in Germany, Spain and elsewhere have raked in billions of euros.

Accounting firm collects 1,128 food items, cash for food bank [Charleston Daily Mail]
Dixon Hughes Goodman collected 1,128 food items and received $383 in monetary donations for the Mountaineer Food Bank during its "Count the Cans: Community Collection Day."

Colorado gun group fails to file with IRS, could be hit with tax bill [Denver Post]
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, the state's most strident gun-rights group, lost its tax-exempt status last year after failing to file with the IRS for three straight years. But the group, known for its hardball politics, as of Friday was still claiming to be a tax-exempt nonprofit on its website, although the IRS revoked its status in May 2011.

Former Pure nightclub owner faces sentencing in tax scheme [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
The fate of Steve Davidovici, the longtime nightclub operator at the center of a lucrative tip-concealing scheme on the Strip, rests with a federal judge this week. But just who the man facing sentencing on Wednesday is has generated hot debate between defense lawyers and prosecutors. Is he the charitable, hard-working nightclub visionary with impeccable integrity and community-minded spirit, as his lawyers argue? Or is he the selfish, vindictive schemer who doesn't understand the error of his ways, as Justice Department lawyers portray him?

Tax Accountant Urges Fellow Heroes to Keep Fighting the Revolution [New York Magazine]
It's so dry we can't really tell but pretty sure this is not to be taken seriously.

Mystery grows surrounding city contractor's accountant [Citizens' Voice]
Ah, I see someone interned at Arthur Andersen.

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