Tuesday, 19 December 2017

A Taxing Question

An EU commissioner said all firms
big or small, multinational or not,
should pay their fair share of tax.
She believes it is not a good idea
to let tax agreements be very lax.
And the Commission has concerns
regarding the Dutch-based Ikea
alleged to have reduced their gains
by shifting revenue to Luxembourg
where untaxed the money remains.
Also more profits of that franchise
went on the way to Liechtenstein
thus diminishing the tax bill’s size.
It may require a substantial fine
to make this company fall into line.

© Luigi Pagano

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines,UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.