Tax avoidance the carol

As yet another firm gets into trouble in social media for obeying the law and only paying the tax they were required to, time to bang the tax avoidance drum again in the form of a little ditty – and just remember tax avoidance is bad. On the first day of the tax year, my accountant sent to me, an ISA that is all tax free… +10

Everyday tax avoidance

So once more tax is in the news and the world and their dog seems to up in arms about people “avoiding” tax. Tax avoidance seems to currently be the fashionable thing to hate and who cares about the law or justice. Many people have said it before but it seems it’s worth repeating, tax evasion is illegal and naughty, tax avoidance is legal and is actually sometimes used by the state to encourage certain behaviors. The Government wanted more people to invest in film making so they gave tax relief to people that invested in films. So the government … Continue reading

Taxation and organ snatching

I’m not going to say anything new at all in this post, which won’t come as much of a shock to anyone who’s read much of what I write here. But recent news has given me an excuse to pull a few things together and to rant about the picture you can see at the top of this post. Mar Carlin is/was a popular comedian and commentator or so I’m informed, certainly quotes attributed to him appear all over the internet attached to random pictures (often of a very similar looking man who I assume is Mr Carlin). This particular … Continue reading