Here’s one of those wealth-envy headlines which makes me want to load up the old AK-47 and take a day trip, not to the offices of the tax-avoiding corporations, but to the offices of the Daily Mail (and not for the first time either):
Big companies avoid £100billion a year in corporate tax thanks to ‘spider’s web’ of British offshore tax havens
- Tax Justice Network ranked 64 countries on the tax avoidance they enabled
- UK outsourced corporate tax haven game to ‘spider’s web’ of offshore territories
- British Virgin Islands, followed by Bermuda and the Cayman Islands topped list
- Network said UK bears the lion’s share of responsibility for the ‘breakdown of the global corporate tax system’
Looks like the Brits are finally doing something right, because anything that breaks down the so-called “global corporate tax system” can only be A Good Thing.
Reminder to the Daily Mail:
- Tax avoidance means not paying unnecessary taxes according to the law
- Tax evasion means not paying the taxes you legally owe.
Then again, if I’m going to be paying an AK-enabled visit to anyone, it should be to the offices of this “Tax Justice Network” crowd. They seem like an evil bunch of assholes.