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    Default Tax evasion and the State's finances.

    Given that the state now faces the worst financial crisis in 20 odd years if not eighty-then can the Government honestly say it has collected all the revenue it should?

    A number of questions

    Why in The Bank Of IRE survey did 33,000 claim to be Millionaires in terms of income but the revenue only have records of 12,000?
    Our 'Bright' Minister for Finance recently asked for info on this!

    How many times during the boom were you told by a tradesman that you could have a job done much cheaper if you paid cash? Many Self Employed people will tell you that the revenue know they are not paying everything but so long as they pay a reasonable amount ,they are happy.

    I propose two solutions-one another Amnesty and two hire a hundred Commission only Revenue Commissioners to pore through the books of those associated with the building boom.

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    so you want persecute people to give more money to the bunch of Gob********************es in Government .Alot of these tradesmen are now unemployed and need a bit for the rainy day.
    A champion of the people emerges with the age-old and appealing promise of "something for nothing" - to be financed through every-increasing taxes. Supply and demand are thrown out of gear - the overhead goes up; the effective use of human energy goes down; the standard of living is lowered because money cannot buy wealth that is not produced.

    WEAVER, HENRY GRADY,

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    Quote Originally Posted by atlantic View Post
    so you want persecute people to give more money to the bunch of Gob********************es in Government .Alot of these tradesmen are now unemployed and need a bit for the rainy day.
    most of them spend it on booze + coke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digout View Post
    most of them spend it on booze + coke.
    who the tradesmens or the politicos
    A champion of the people emerges with the age-old and appealing promise of "something for nothing" - to be financed through every-increasing taxes. Supply and demand are thrown out of gear - the overhead goes up; the effective use of human energy goes down; the standard of living is lowered because money cannot buy wealth that is not produced.

    WEAVER, HENRY GRADY,

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    Quote Originally Posted by atlantic View Post
    so you want persecute people to give more money to the bunch of Gob********************es in Government .Alot of these tradesmen are now unemployed and need a bit for the rainy day.
    So you prefer to have your taxes raised while tax dogers sit on their ill-gotten gains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digout View Post
    most of them spend it on booze + coke.
    or on the social-welfare-claiming single parents they've bunked in with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digout View Post
    most of them spend it on booze + coke.
    We should tax the coke dealers.

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    Great posts-enjoy the extra taxation next year. The amount of intellectual discourse on this site is practically nil now.

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    Here is a stastic to chew over; in the 1988 Tax Amnesty-it was expected (by those bright forecasting sparks in Finance) to raise 40m. It raised 500m. How many of you truly have confidence in the organs of the state to collect what it is due??We need another Amnesty. At the very least it would bring in a Billion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riker1969 View Post
    Here is a stastic to chew over; in the 1988 Tax Amnesty-it was expected (by those bright forecasting sparks in Finance) to raise 40m. It raised 500m. How many of you truly have confidence in the organs of the state to collect what it is due??We need another Amnesty. At the very least it would bring in a Billion.
    YET ANOTHER AMNESTY? For those of us who pay our taxes on time, and look at the likes of Bev's 41k tax free and Bertie's make up bill (let's not mention Roddy "I'm entitled to travel first class" Mulloy here), the concept of yet another amnesty for tax cheats sickens me.

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