HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Monday, 7 March 2016

Tax is Legalised Extortion

My thanks to a loyal reader who pointed me to a Private Eye article that delved into Edward Troup's (Executive Chairman of HMRC) past, and reminded us all that he is very much anti taxation.

As per The Eye:
"Troup became a vocal and effective opponent of proposals to clamp down on tax avoidance, in keeping with his infamous view in a 1999 Financial Times comment piece that tax is “legalised extortion” and that seeking tax avoidance advice is “not immoral”."
The article also notes that he is a fan of offshoring.

Poacher turned gamekeeper, or a sign of a change in direction of government policy?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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