Thursday, 23 September 2010

Making a case for Tax Evasion

There are three kinds of tax behaviour: compliance, which means you do things strictly in terms of the tax code; avoidance, which means you do things in accordance with the tax code as far as not not explicitly breaking the law, but taking advantage of "gray areas"; and finally, evasion, which is flat-out breaking the tax law.

And actually, given the amount of contempt I hold the business of the state in, I actually do not care if people "don't pay their fair share". They are simply not consenting to the extortion of their money with menaces.

Tax evasion, tax avoidance -- these are not immoral or criminal acts. They are, in fact, hugely moral rebellion against an arrogant, violent and unaccountable state. I would actively encourage you to fight every tax bill that comes your way, cheat every penny you can.

The state is not your benefactor or a protector or a distributor of largesse to the needy. It is a bloated, thuggish parasite that should be starved in every possible way.

Deny the arrogant, thieving scum their "entitlement" to the fruits of your labour.

24 comments:

FamblyGuy said...

Well thank fuck for that. I was prevaricating on what to do with next quarters VAT return...

Anonymous said...

We'll be round to see you tomorrow.

HMRC

FireballXL5 said...

The final straw for me was when they waived a huge VAT bill for Rover in it's dying days "to protect jobs" (votes) whilst at the same time some hard faced bint from Customs & Excise stood in my office demanding immediate payment for a small slightly late VAT return which would equally have jeopardised jobs in my business.

So I'm all for starving the bastards any way I can and given that they're chasing me for £8k "unpaid" from three years ago, what cunning plan do you suggest we employ to keep these cunts at bay???

JuliaM said...

Starve the monster. I like it! :D

Matthew Illsley said...

I'd love to vote for you Obo. Your maiden speech would be a world class event! Please keep it up.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Yes and no. The point is that for a given level of govt. spending, the more people evade or avoid, the bigger the burden on 'the honest'.

Anonymous said...

@Mark Wadsworth. Being honest isn't good enough. Keeping your head down and being honest does not relieve you of your responsibility to thwart evil being visited upon you family, friends and neighbours.

We are the subjects of an evil state and "honest" people are keeping it alive.

Anonymous said...

"Tax evasion, tax avoidance -- these are not immoral or criminal acts."

La fucking la. Of course tax evasion is a criminal act, as you admit a couple of paras earlier.

Whether it is immoral is another matter, but it sure as hell is illegal (whether you wish otherwise or not).

I take it that your oh so busy life isn't in the legal profession? Cockwaft.

Oldrightie said...

HMRC is the most proven of Government incompetent thievery. As yet I see bugger all change since May.

Captain Ranty said...

About fucking time.

I have been banging this drum for months.

All aboard! All aboard the good ship "Fuck You HMRC".

Starve them and they will soon clean up their act and start to spend OUR money more wisely.

CR.

Bill said...

So I'm all for starving the bastards any way I can and given that they're chasing me for £8k "unpaid" from three years ago, what cunning plan do you suggest we employ to keep these cunts at bay???

Ask them for proof of the contract, along with its full terms and conditions that, they must have with you to indulge in what is a business activity?

Just a thought.
I've asked a few government departments and a few banks for proof of contract and have yet to get said proof delivered to my door.

FireballXL5 said...

spartacus"Ask them for proof of the contract, along with its full terms and conditions that, they must have with you to indulge in what is a business activity?"

I know the good Capt. is going down that route too, the thing is, if you've previously coughed up to them (and filled in tax returns) doesn't that effectively mean you've contracted with them, thereby voiding your argument?

Jayce Kay said...

Cash no VAT guv'na?

Sorry for being a party to theft for the last three and a half years.

Fear not however, hopefully soon I shall not be dipping into your back pocket by way of the state HMRC & DWP for a great deal longer.

1 down, a few million to go eh?

Kingbingo said...

Tax evasion is like masturbation.

We all do it to a greater or lesser extent. We just don't talk about it.



Well you do, obviously, but anyway.

Bill said...

Fireball
As far as I am aware and I sit to be corrected on this in contract law there has to be a proven commercial contract for any enforcement action to be based on.

Having read back to your original post it is definitely company to company dealing so is covered by contract law not statute law assuming you believe HMRC and the UK GVT are operating as companies.

I realise 'they' don't want you to figure this out but please do your own digging and see if you come to my conclusion.

If you can prove to yourself that VAT is covered by contract law then there simply has to be an enforceable contract in place that is signed by both parties with full disclosure which means reading a copy of the prevailing terms and conditions when the contract was signed.
These T&C's have to be on the same document as the signatures.

When your turnover hit the VAT threshold did the VAT man send you a contract for you to sign or did one turn up with it in their briefcase for you to sign?

VAT waters are very muddy indeed as the extinguishing of the Rover VAT bill proves.

Bucko said...

I would love to evade tax but I earn a fucking pittance to begin with. Best I can do is buy my fags from the local man in a van.

Angry Teen said...

Couldn't agree more.

If a significant enough number of people in Britain decided not to pay any of their taxes, they could starve this parasite to death.

With all of the problems the state has created, I'm surprised that a mass tax evasion hasn't already happened.

nbc said...

Starve the monster.

Vodafone are very good at that it seems.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

"Yes and no. The point is that for a given level of govt. spending, the more people evade or avoid, the bigger the burden on 'the honest'."

They're not honest, they're stupid.

Roger Thornhill said...

Unless the blood supply to the tumour is reduced, it will grow and grow.

HMRC is the bag-man. The real villain is The State.

Tax evasion and avoidance - both are not immoral. Amoral at worst.

Illegal? Well, there are many illegal things in this world that should not be, so hardly a good yardstick.

Fact is, if taxes were much lower and well spent, most if not all people would never complain about them.


Taxes are too high. Taxes are incompetently spent and most of all they are not uniformly collected without fear or favour. To me it is immoral to NOT work towards reversing this appalling state of affairs.

Bayard said...

It's very simple really: The state taxes us the maximum they think they can get away with. They then work out what to spunk the money up the wall, sorry, spend the money on. That is why the rich and influential are taxed less heavily than the poor and powerless, they are able to say "when" sooner and are listened to. It's just up to everyone else to make their presence felt.

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Anonymous said...

Its all a waste of time. It needs two armies. Ours must kill theirs. End of.

Rush-is-Right said...

The money Government spends, it raises by taxation.

Most Government spending is wasted.

It follows that if you avoid or evade tax, the less money is wasted.

The corollary is that tax avoidance/evasion (I make no distinction) is ones moral duty and a benefit to society as a whole.