Develop a corporate blogging policy

There are few golden examples of corporate blogging policies that provide employees useful and necessary guidance on what they can blog about and how they should do it as it relates to company information. Sun Microsystems stands out as a company that actively encourages their employees to engage each other and the wider tech world […]

Bizarre taxes to put our situation into perspective

We like to complain (and for good reason) about the litany of taxes imposed on us by various levels of government, but this post on Neatorama details some bizarre taxes through history that make current ones seem tame. Peter the Great, czar of Russia, imposed a tax on souls in 1718…meaning everybody had to pay […]

AMT woes south of the border – what about us?

The Alternative Minimum Tax is getting a lot of coverage in the US since changes made by Reagan in the 80s are causing it to affect 80% of “families with an adjusted gross income of $75,000 to $100,000,” in other words, a lot of frickin’ families. When the tax was first introduced in 1969, it […]

Canadian Finance Minister to address Chartered Accountants

A press release by the Canadian Federal government: The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, will be a guest speaker at the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Tax Symposium on Monday, October 16, 2006. Minister Flaherty will discuss the steps Canada’s New Government is taking to reduce the tax burden and create a more competitive […]