You keep bandying about this "tax dodger" jibe in a tabloidesque manner. You are cheapening the debate and distracting from having a reasonable discussion about the ongoing protest among householders about the HC with your pig headed Phil Hogan type language.
Why are people continuing to protest in this manner? It's not all about keeping 100 euros in their pockets.
What about the way the government have responded to the protest or "tax dodging" as you like to put it? Wouldn't you agree that the way they introduced the charge was hamfisted and the juvenile bullying attempts since then to try to make more people comply has compounded the issue and is proving largely fruitless.
Wouldn't they be better off putting the work in and concentrating on introducing a properly set up property charge? Other countries have property taxes, why is it proving so difficult to establish a database and implement a working property tax here?
In this country we have laws by the rich, for the rich and in the interests of the rich - as amply demonstrated by the fact that a mulit-millionaire property developer can dodge paying VAT he owes (having collected it from working class people) with absolutely no legal consequences (and he's not the only one).
They may crush the flowers, and trample every living thing but they cant stop the spring..
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No one likes paying tax so if they think they can get away with it they won't pay.
Every law on the books has some coercive measure associated with non-compliance.
My view, which I've set out here in the past, is that directors of businesses that make false declarations to the Revenue should forfeit the protections of limited liability. Whatever of their personal possessions as are necessary to satisfy the debt and any fines and interest a court imposes should be seized.
In the event that that wasn't enough I would limit any payment from the state to the level of JobSeekers Assistance with anything else they might qualify for to be set against their debt.
Last edited by Baron von Biffo; 23-09-2012 at 05:26 PM. Reason: De-Cockney things.
How can people pay taxes that they cannot afford?
Why should they?
Because the Govt says so?
A Govt can say, starve or we will starve you? Kill or we will kill you?
What type of Govt does that?
Only an idiot would say that a citizen should do, whatever a Govt says.
This week they bottled it in relation to allowances etc. If the allowances are a necessary part of people's wages as they say, well why don't they incorporate that into the wages and abolish the allowances. Wouldn't that provide a saving in paperwork and streamlining wages distribution alone?
They are not even trying to bring about necessary changes, but they are continuing to waste their time and resources trying to bully those who have yet to comply with the HC instead of getting the finger out and introduce a properly set up property tax.
Your disingenuous commentary on this matter is remarkable in its consistency, I hope you are being paid to peddle this line.
Last edited by goatstoe; 23-09-2012 at 01:54 PM.
That's not the same as saying that 40% haven't paid because some people/businesses will own multiple properties and not everyone who hasn't registered would be liable for the tax.
Make no mistake though, the clamour over allowances has nothing to do with administrative efficiency. It's about grabbing another €75m from PS workers.
Last edited by Baron von Biffo; 23-09-2012 at 05:27 PM. Reason: Omission corrected.
When you don,t pay your household tax because you can,t afford it, the same as you can,t afford to pay your mortgage or your credit union loan or your ESB bill, or heat your home, or pay for your childrens school books, or put petrol in your car etc.....the baron reckons you are a sponger and a tax dodger.
The reason of course, is because you have lost your job, or had your hours reduced, your overtime cut, your taxes increased, your fuel is more expensive, heating your home is more expensive and even feeding your family is more expensive because of the taxes the Govt put on fuel and energy.
The baron reckons that those that have suffered job losses and reductions in hours, should now suffer a reduction in the services they pay more for to be provided, before those that pretend to provide the services should suffer a reduction in pay.
He is not protecting all PS workers, just the elite.