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What is your opinion? What should be the consequences for not paying taxes?
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The British learned how wrong it is to jail people for any kind of debts long ago. I guess the US left the British system though and went to enforcing taxation with jail time.
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They phone you and send you strongly worded letter asking for their money. Like any bill collector. I suspect British Commknwealth nations all do this.
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"HMRC criminal investigation officers have wide-ranging powers of arrest, entry, search and detention."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HM_Revenue_and_Customs#Powers_of_officers
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Looks like they go after smugglers. What is your point?
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"department of the UK Government responsible for the collection of taxes"
This guy was executed for tax evasion:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Harding_(forger)
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This link also doesn't work. I am really doubting this one.
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You really can't figure out where this link goes?
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Okay I followed the link. It makes my point for me. Britain has a bad history with debtors jail. They got rid of people being jailed for debts.
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Lol. People get jailed for tax evasion today, and in the past even executed. Your point is void. Read the articles.
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So as I said. People are not jailed for it everywhere. Lots of times it takes extreme circumstances. That said you are morally obligated to pay taxes if you benefit from them.
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I benefit from maybe 10% of the activities that my taxes fund. So I'm only obligated to pay those 10%? How about compensation for the 90% of tax activities that make my life worse?
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You are not evaluating your benefits properly. The benefits that others receive directly do affect you indirectly. Living in a stable and prosperous area is a benefit.
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I read one of them. Like I said though. I only suspected it of other Commonwealth nations.