We Are All Tax Avoiders

There is a great deal of  hypocrisy exhibited by folk when they talk about tax avoidance.  In truth we are all tax avoiders, from the celebrity who tries a tax scheme to save a few million to the person who buys from Amazon, taking advantage of the low (5%) rate of tax that Amazon can charge because it is based in Luxembourg while your friendly neighbourhood shop selling the same goods has to charge 20% VAT..

Ultimately tax avoidance is about just one thing; we all think that we can spend our money more usefully than the government can spend it and in that we are right.

 

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