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John Hayward of Carr Sheppards Crosthwaite feels Simon McKie has overlooked the strong basis provided by case law for the Revenue to take counter-measures against tax avoidance schemes
I felt that Simon McKie was right to question whether the Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue was correct to say what he did about his department's pursuit of tax avoidance at a lunch of a respectable professional institute — 'In My Opinion' The Tax Journal Issue No 687 7 April 2003. However I equally felt that Simon should at least have mentioned the legal basis established through case law and precedent in the courts which enables the Revenue nonetheless to take counter-measures against tax avoidance schemes rather than obfuscate the issue with a cloak of morality...

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