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Well, if taxes are voluntary, they're not really taxes, are they? I suspect there are state-enforced consequences though, like being barred from starting a company.
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Why would their voluntary nature make them no longer taxes? The definition of taxation does not require them to not be voluntary.
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"A failure to pay, along with evasion of or resistance to taxation, is punishable by law."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax
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I never said they were not mandatory. I just said they dont put you in jail for not paying. I know this for Canada. I suspect it for the British Commonwealth.
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"Convicted for tax evasion, he was sentenced in November 1990 to nine months in jail."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Davenport_(fraudster)#Gatecrasher_Balls
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The link doesn't work. What country is he from? My uncle owes 2 million in unpaid taxes. No jail.
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They stop giving you your GST returns, and other tax returns, and count that as payments toward your debt. It also messes with your credit rating. Either way they are still taxes.