Tax avoiders deserve a medal

posted by
September 11, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Eamonn Butler  
Posted in Commentary

"Tax rates are too high, so lobbyists demand exemptions and breaks here and there. With those folk now paying less tax, the rate has to rise for everyone else. So the lobbying spreads further, and the rules and exemptions become even more complicated. Then HMRC sees that it is losing money because people are taking advantage of the rules, and dream up all kinds of extra complications to stop it. Which increases the costs of taxpayers, who lobby for more reliefs and exemptions ... which -- well, you get the idea." (09/09/11)  

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