Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tax dodgers inc

Time everyone paid their fair share of tax

"The contempt for taxpaying of the past few decades has gone hand in hand with greater inequality, strained public services and an unthinking faith in the market, ideas that are now discredited."

Posted by letthemfall @ 10:36 AM (935 views)
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5 thoughts on “Tax dodgers inc

  • What a woolly rant. Heavy on platitudes, light on actual proposals. No mention of land or property taxes at all.

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  • Nothing woolly about it. No new taxes are proposed; just pointing out that the highly paid have been able to wriggle out of their obligations.

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  • Typical of the mainstream media…. nothing new here, no suggestion that income tax is a disincentive to effort or that switching tax onto land usage would be the best way of ensuring people can’t wriggle out of paying tax. Or is that just too easy?

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  • The article, as pointed out by lethemfall, is about ending tax dodging by the devious rich and I, for one, would regard this as a priority before creating (admittedly welcome) new land tax shceme. I would also regard a cut off on child benefit to higher rate tax payers where household income is say over eighty thousand as a good candidate for the second issue to address. If you had six kids, your problem. And why not use some of the cash saved to up (basic) pensions to the childless? A good a disincentive to having children, given the population pressure we are under, as I can think of at eight on a Sunday night.

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  • powerofnow
    The incentive argument is 30 years old and shown to be false. What about incentives for the low paid, who pay proportionately more tax?

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