The IBFD International Tax Glossary is now in its 7th edition, published three months ago, in June. The publisher, the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), is a leading authority on cross-border taxation.
The glossary is available as a printed book or as an eBook.
I just had to share with you a great resource that I found recently. It is published by a firm of notaries that has its offices in Place Vendôme (for those that are unfamiliar with the address, it also houses some of the finest jewelers in Paris and is arguably one of its most beautiful squares…).
Now given that tax is a serious matter, I couldn’t really include this in a Monday smiles post, but this selection of taxes from Wordnik is both interesting from a lexical point of view (I certainly hadn’t heard of “pannage”, “piccage”, or “scutage” before!), and also quite fun (a *beard* tax?!).
You may know of or use Wordnik (I posted about it here – The dictionary on steroids) – a useful dictionary resource also including a thesaurus, examples, contexts, and even tweets.
Here is a taster of the tax word soup, but you will find the link to the full list below. Enjoy!
- A beard tax
- A chimney tax
- The sheriff-tooth tax
- A tax on candles
You can find more taxes as well as definitions and histories on the Wordnik blog here.