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Towns Against Tax Dodging

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On 18 Sep 2014 at 12:04am Make them Pay ! wrote:
Big companies are getting away with dodging billions in taxes, both here and overseas. But, we’ve got a really good opportunity to change that. We`ve taken action to support ActionAid's Towns Against Tax Dodging campaign, will you join us? You can read more and get involved ,click on the link below.

Check it out here »
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On 18 Sep 2014 at 12:25am Bangers & Mash wrote:
Can't see that taking off
Every plumber and builder in Lewes will sh1t themselves
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On 18 Sep 2014 at 2:04pm Lewes Plumber wrote:
Why do the Government's work for them you nasty little grass
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On 18 Sep 2014 at 3:17pm not a plumber wrote:
Why do plumbers, builders and other self employed trades people think it is acceptable to work "cash in hand" to avoid paying tax, but still expect all the benefits that are paid for by taxation of those who are taxed PAYE.
Why do they expect us PAYE'rs to subsidize them?
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On 18 Sep 2014 at 4:02pm Horseman7 wrote:
It's not all of us NAP. I think you'll find most of we self-employed do everything by the book, i.e. through the books.
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On 18 Sep 2014 at 4:32pm Merchant Banker wrote:
Nothing wrong with a little tax avoidance old boy helps keep my holiday pad in Monaco.
Must come down hard on those damned electricians and plumbers though. Some of those cads earn £20 an hour. Far too much for the working classes but at least they don't get their grubby hands on as much now since those nice Poles have turned up
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On 18 Sep 2014 at 5:06pm Was a plumber wrote:
And I worked for Davey and son in the High street - I was " the boy " back in 1970. LOL . Anyone remember them ?
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On 18 Sep 2014 at 7:01pm tom wrote:
I don't understand what ActionAid mean by 'tax dodging'. I'd support ActionAid on anti-tax evasion but think 'tax dodging' is too ambiguous.
Tax avoidance is perfectly legal, anyone with a pension or ISA is taking part in legal tax avoidance.
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On 18 Sep 2014 at 9:33pm DFL wrote:
Does that mean us ? Our poor Cleaner, Gardener, Babysitter, window Cleaner, car washer, dog walker, et al !
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On 18 Sep 2014 at 10:42pm Clifford wrote:
tom wrote: 'anyone with a pension or ISA is taking part in legal tax avoidance.'

No they're not. Tax isn't levied on these things so it is not being avoided. There's no VAT on most food - it doesn't mean you're avodaing VAT by buying it.
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On 19 Sep 2014 at 9:05am tom wrote:
Clifford,
I beg to differ. Let me clarify:-
You receive tax relief on any money you save into your pension. If you received this money instead as income then you would be taxed. Hence, by taking it into a pension you are avoiding paying tax.
It is legal tax avoidance. It seems socially acceptable and morally widely accepted but it remains a way of avoiding tax you would otherwise pay.
The same applies with an ISA accept you avoid capital gains tax and you avoid tax on any dividends or interest. It is avoiding the tax you would have paid if you had made the investment normally outside of the ISA.
Tax avoidance is legal but it is still 'tax dodging'.
Thanks
Tom
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On 19 Sep 2014 at 10:47am After hours wrote:
I don't understand how they can find out when I'm out dogging, so they won't know how much to tax me. ? Any help with that Tom ?
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On 19 Sep 2014 at 2:44pm Sir Tom More wrote:
After hours - it`s illegal to charge for dogging - you must do it for free - do you frequent Devil`s Dyke ,or prefer Ashdown Forest
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On 19 Sep 2014 at 8:10pm Captain Birdbrain. wrote:
He`s a nautical type, you`ll find hm cruising around dogger bank.
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On 19 Sep 2014 at 8:58pm Captain Pugwash wrote:
Good thinking fellow captain , offshore is tax free
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On 19 Sep 2014 at 10:45pm Back on Track wrote:
It is easy to see why Scotland wanted to leave. When Big corporations and Super Rich (90% of the Wealth of England) pay no tax (via Legal avoidance.) Yet employ people on minimum wage that DO get taxed. But because they do not make enough money the Gov't supports them with housing benefit?
So the poor and middle class support the rich.
These are the people in Scotland that voted "No"! I am alright Jack, don't change a thing.
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On 20 Sep 2014 at 7:32am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Tom, tax relief on pension contributions is given because tax is paid on the pension when it's paid.
If tax was paid on the contributions as well, pensions would be taxed twice over.
The tax is only really deferred until the pension is in payment.
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On 20 Sep 2014 at 9:10pm Local wrote:
Wrong, ACT. You can draw approx £14k per year from a pension now and pay zero tax - 25% tax free lump sum, and £10k personal tax allowance each year. So you can draw all of a £100k pension pot over about 7 years with zero tax to pay. Excellent news for any responsible saver.
 
 
On 22 Sep 2014 at 12:00pm House Buyer wrote:
Well, on the subject of tax, and Scotland, what about stamp duty.
I moved house last year, within Lewes, to a 3 bed semi so nothing special, and the stamp duty came to somewhere in excess of £12,000.
A colleague in Scotland bought a similar house at the same time, but because it was well below the 1% threshold, he paid only £750.
Why should I have to pay 16 times the amount of tax for the same house? Is that fair? So, if I can legally avoid paying any tax whatsoever, I see that as absolutely fair game!!


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