Yesterday's man, Michael Meacher MP, has written an article in today's Guardian calling for HMRC and the chancellor to "crack down on tax avoidance".
I am pleased to see that Meacher does agree with the point that I have repeatedly made on this site, that tax avoidance is legal. However, he states that whilst being legal it is "immoral".
Given that everyone who pays tax uses tax avoidance techniques, such as personal allowances, to reduce their tax liability; does this mean that we are all immoral?
Despite the drip drip drip of anti avoidance articles, written by certain politicians and would be politicians, there is nothing immoral about trying to reduce your tax liability.
The problem is that the governement is spending more than it is taking in tax.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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