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Paul Sutton

Old Ginger

According to Xiaofang, there’s an old Chinese saying which runs as follows: “The older the ginger, the hotter the spice.” It certainly seems to be true in the tennis world, with Roger Federer’s recent victory at the Australian Open, his 20th Grand Slam, making him the oldest Grand Slam winner in 35 years. It also seems to be true in the world …
Paul Sutton

The perfect road safety poster?

It’s Half Term week here at the Sutton Family. Maybe it is with you as well, if you’re involved in that kind of thing. Coco and Norah have a school project to do, which is to create a road safety poster for their school. They remembered it over supper last night, and naturally they wanted to start immediately. Ideally they would have worked on the …
Paul Sutton

A duty to pay more tax

I didn’t manage to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year. But according to the BBC, the British Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell was there, and he said that, the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms should work to maximise the amount of tax their clients pay. It’s easy to dismiss this as out-of-touch craziness. …
Paul Sutton

What’s on your blame list?

On this lovely Thursday morning, here’s a short video from the late, great Jim Rohn, about blame lists. One of my all-time favourites, and I hope you like it too. Jim Rohn video – blame list N.B. We’ve updated the overview of our services for multinational groups and transfer pricing advisers regarding intercompany agreements. You …
Paul Sutton

Coco’s Talking

Coco is a talker. She can talk for England and for China. For someone who is only six, she has a lot to say about a lot of things. One of Coco’s prime times for talking is on the drive to drop her and her sister Norah off at school in the morning. Coco talks. Norah usually says nothing, unless she needs to puke, which is why at approximately 7.55 …
Paul Sutton

The three ages of tax

Here’s a potted summary of part of the discussion at an International Tax Meeting I attended in December which was organised by the CIOT/ATT London Branch and Commerce & Industry Branch. It was kindly hosted by Mazars and held under the ‘Chatham House’ rules – so I won’t mention any names, except that the meeting was ably chaired by my …