UK tax avoidance protests



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Excellant idea except it wouldn't work here.
 

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Because of the inherent lack of shame of the Irish elite?
Because the population are cowed and not 'activist'. Thank God! The last thing we need are misguided class warriors.
 

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do you support tax avoidance?
Of course. Tax avoidance is a legal means of minimising the State's attempts at misappropriating your hard earned money with threats of force. Tax evasion is different, it's illegal.
 

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Of course. Tax avoidance is a legal means of minimising the State's attempts at misappropriating your hard earned money with threats of force. Tax evasion is different, it's illegal.
fair enough.

do you think it is appropriate that some tax avoiders such as Philip Green are advising the government of budget cuts?
 
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I'm not sure if that is the question we should be asking as the vodafone's billions of avoidance was 'sorted' out through a 'deal' with HMRC

the questions should be, is it right?
HMRC didn't owe billion in tax to HMRC and IF its legal then why are people engaged in an illegal act in stopping people going about their lawful business.

Since when did the great unwashed who don't pay tax decide what someone else should pay ?
 
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Of course. Tax avoidance is a legal means of minimising the State's attempts at misappropriating your hard earned money with threats of force. Tax evasion is different, it's illegal.
Question is at what point in time has the state got the right to take your income and distribute it to people who refuse to earn an income.
 

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fair enough.

do you think it is appropriate that some tax avoiders such as Philip Green are advising the government of budget cuts?
I believe that everyone, including govts, need to live within their means. If you earn 30k you can't spend 50k even if you think you're 'entitled' to. If a businessman who is used to balancing the books is better at advising the govt on how to do that then we should all welcome that.
 

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HMRC didn't owe billion in tax to HMRC and IF its legal then why are people engaged in an illegal act in stopping people going about their lawful business.

Since when did the great unwashed who don't pay tax decide what someone else should pay ?
How do you know that they don't pay tax? How do they avoid VAT and excise?
 

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Since when did the great unwashed who don't pay tax decide what someone else should pay ?
+1

No representation without taxation. Pay your way.
 

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Taxpayers are not people who pay excise and vat.
So people who pay tax on goods and services are not paying a tax (because if they were they would be taxpayers). Interesting logic you have there.

Again, how do you know that the people referenced in the OP are not taxpayers?
 

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I believe that everyone, including govts, need to live within their means. If you earn 30k you can't spend 50k even if you think you're 'entitled' to. If a businessman who is used to balancing the books is better at advising the govt on how to do that then we should all welcome that.
he's balancing his books by avoiding paying tax while availing of all the services provided to his business by the public purse.

you'd have to be thick as a plank or blinded by a corrupt ideology to not think this is inappropriate.
 

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How do you know that they don't pay tax? How do they avoid VAT and excise?
5% of people have to pay 50% of all income tax. That is neither fair nor 'progressive'. It's unfair and divisive. Lefties are all about equality. So why don't we all pay an equal percentage of our incomes in tax? Flat Tax. 25% should easily fund the country. Fairly.
 


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