Neil Winward Taxation 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. 

 

US Taxation Reform: A Gordian Knot

The Trump Administration has finally released a more detailed version of proposed tax legislation. It is detailed enough for the lobbying process to begin in earnest. The goal of the next few articles in this series is to focus on the distinct parts of the US Tax Code and explain their relevance to the everyday concerns of business. It is easy to get lost; easy to outsource understanding to a paid cadre of experts whose living depends on first obfuscating and then explaining by the billable hour.

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Hedge Funds & Taxation

Hedge funds are associated with some of the wealthiest people in the world. Names such as Steve Cohen, George Soros, Paul Tudor Jones, Carl Icahn bring to mind images of wealth – both managers and investors – that are beyond the imagination of 99% of the world’s population.

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Taxation & Cryptocurrencies

According to a growing number of investors, cryptocurrencies are not only the future of money, but also attractive profitable investment assets, though highly risky and volatile. As of today, the market capitalisation for Bitcoin has increased tremendously, from around $7.16 billion in May 2016 to $27.9 billion in September 2017.

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How US Tax Policy Funds the US Debt Burden ?

Tax policy is fascinating – really. According to the Tax Policy Center, 45.3% of the US adult population pays no income tax, despite touching most people’s lives. As discussed in this article, the rules are complex because they need to cover the many ways in which people and corporations act in the pursuit of profit and even philanthropy. 

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The US Partnership Taxation Issue

Taxation is obscure. Partnership taxation is really obscure. 70% of partnership income accrues to the top 1% of taxpayers, but over 50% of all business income is earned through partnerships (or other pass-through entities). It is fair to say its revenue impact is disproportionate to its relevance in an existential sense.

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