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Thread: Is it time for a tax amnesty?

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    Default Is it time for a tax amnesty?

    In order to help the bewildered - who can't manage the comings and goings of their finances - is it time for a new tax amnesty to wipe the slate clean? In your opinion, what would be the chances be that the Government would look favourably at the idea? And, how would the various parties react?

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    We should have one every year!

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    Yes

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    No it is not. Let's not reward evasion. Just because Labour supported it in govt with FF does not make it right.

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    Many might come into the tax net if the penalties were droped. This would increase the tax base. Politicians should be excluded though.

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    <Mod>Moved to the Economy forum.</Mod>
    Heavy words are so lightly thrown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauriceenjack
    Many might come into the tax net if the penalties were droped. This would increase the tax base. Politicians should be excluded though.
    Why should politicans be excluded? You are not trying to suggest they are better at keeping track of their financial ins-and-outs than the rest of us?

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    It would not be fitting for politicians to benefit from something that they could create themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauriceenjack
    It would not be fitting for politicians to benefit from something that they could create themselves.
    Well, I am sure there wouldn't be a queue of them to avail of it. More importantly though, it would allow them to regularise their affairs and we could all move on from the questionable standards that prevailed on occassion in the past...

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    Yes. But exclude the politicians for the excellent reason above.

    Though I suspect in that case bert might be making another dash to the courts to cry over victimisation.

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