Tangled Metal wrote:Sorry. Thought we were talking about taxation and avoidance/evasion. I must have missed the point where I started sleep typing into social matters. The conversation was about trump and tax evasion or avoidance and your shoehorning Tory bashing into that. I made the point that it's human nature and been in existence as long as taxation has which in case you hadn't realised longer than the Tory party has been in existence. Can't blame human's nature to avoid paying out if they can on the Tories.
Do you know anyone who has paid more tax than they were asked for under the rules? It is actually possible to arrange that without gaining any benefit for yourself. Being a social guy I bet you're going to tell me you have negotiated overpayment with HMRC.
Personally I've got ISAs and pension so am guilty of tax avoidance. I am also guilty of benefits avoidance. I've decided a few times to not claim benefits because I was managing without. Tax credits a few times and unemployment benefits a few times. A right winger practising what he preaches perhaps???
As to the rest of your argument not tax related I'm simply not going to encourage that diatribe you like to spit out.
There are tax concessions on pensions and ISAs as an encouragement for people to enrol in a pension scheme and/or save a little. Both desirable behaviours which the government thinks worth encouraging. For you to equate people doing either with large scale tax avoidance by wealthy individuals and companies is dissembling at best.