Neil Winward Company Guru

Neil is the CEO of Sevara Capital Advisors. He is passionate about solving tax, accounting and regulatory problems for institutions that have invested billions of dollars of capital in multiple jurisdictions. His company provides solutions for banks, insurance companies and hedge funds to tackle their problems related to tax returns, financial statements, accounting and internal finance matters. Neil holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Cambridge. 

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Welcome to Trumptopia

2017 has been a tough year for the thoughtful, for those who believe in the power of reason to navigate the complexities of the human condition.

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Republicans Without Principles: Roy Moore and the Tax Bill

The Republican National Committee (RNC) joined with Mitch McConnell and approximately 18 Republican Senators in urging Roy Moore to resign. They pulled campaign funding and took the moral high ground…until the Senate voted on the tax reform legislation and they discovered that they only had one vote to spare.

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Trump, Churchill & Taxation

In 1916, in a letter to David Lloyd George’s daughter, Winston Churchill admitted: “I think a curse should rest on me – because I love this war. I know it’s smashing and shattering the lives of thousands every moment, and yet, I can’t help it, I enjoy every second of it”.

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Christmas Trees – Ornamental or Not?

There are at least seventeen Christmas Tree Organizations in the United States. Their lobbying efforts have been producing fruit for their members for over forty years and are instructive for anyone who wants to understand what is going on in Washington D.C. right now.

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The Morality of Taxation

Governments need money to fix the roads; to keep airports running; to keep bridges safe; to pay the armed forces; to maintain fire departments and police departments; to maintain a clean and secure water supply and to provide a social safety net for the old, infirm or less fortunate.

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Comedians, Politicians & Taxation

It has been a tough few days for clay-footed public figures: movie stars; Hollywood producers; comedians and the US Republican Party’s least favorite candidate for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

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Tax Exempts - The Paradise Papers

Taxes are flavor of the month. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (House Bill) was released last week; the Senate is about a week behind with its own bill. The press and professional advisors are producing article after article to figure out what it all means.

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Tax Bill - Jobs For Tax Professionals

The bill introduced by Representative Brady of Texas yesterday has the “short title” (Section 1), “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”. It is the only thing about the bill that could be described as short.

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Sell Your Tax Losses

In 2015, in the wake of the financial crisis, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration published a report, detailing the policy issues involved in the administration of Net Operating Losses (NOLs). It is time to act on this report and to give corporations a straightforward way to trade their losses on an exchange, or at least in a Treasury-approved dark pool.

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Tax Avoidance Alive and Well in Europe

The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) marks the culmination of a project that began some five years ago to save between $100bn-$240bn of taxes currently estimated to be avoided by multi-national corporations such as Apple, Amazon and Alphabet.

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