Thursday, 21 June 2012

Letter 72: Tax Avoidance. Look out kettle, here comes the pot

"Dear Dave,
Do you think sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander? Do you believe there should be one set of rules for the rich and one for the poor?

Of course you don't, otherwise you'd not have made your comments about Jimmy Carr using the K2 tax dodge. And you're right, there are lots of people who believe that the morality and ethics of avoiding tax, rather than it's legality is the issue.

So, can I ask you, how do you feel about tax havens, hedge fund investments and people benefitting either directly or through inheritance from such schemes? What do you think about the morality is on those? And do they need to be dealt with retrospectively too?
Best wishes, etc" 

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