Simple beauty

Today, George Osborne said:

“I regard tax evasion and, indeed, aggressive tax avoidance as morally repugnant.”

Well, yes. But what is “aggressive” tax avoidance, as opposed to ‘non-aggressive’? Does this mean that the latter is absolutely morally sound? I really don’t understand. If ‘evasion’ is the illegal failure to pay a tax bill, or to declare taxable income, does ‘avoidance’, then, refer to those legal activities which lessen that liability? So, what distinguishes such activities as aggressive and non-aggressive? Is it the amount avoided? Or whether or not one employs others to increase that amount? (And does a written-off tax bill get down-graded to ‘avoidance’?)

Oh for simple beauty! At Keyhaven yesterday, this little egret, Egretta garzetta, already sporting its summer plumes…

Keyhaven 016 small.jpg

View image

Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s