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The Reality Behind The Rhetoric

Philip Martin Taxation Adviser at Dorsey & Whitney offers yet another personal view on the tax morality debate
Every time I write on the subject of tax morality somebody tells my boss to sack me.
Voltaire might have talked about disagreeing with another's view but defending to the death their right to express it but the proponents of the 'all taxpayers are crooks' thesis seem strangely intolerant of any contrary view. It's not just me. Contributors from the professional accounting firms are threatened with future non-cooperation by the Revenue. In my case instead of allowing me to opine on the Big Issue they would rather I was selling it. One recent correspondent also informed me that my articles displayed 'incoherence and apparent lack of any logic or semblance...

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