We all need what taxes buy. We all must pay our share.
The state creates and maintains the system in which wealth is created and maintained. And the state is funded by taxes. Those who create and maintain wealth are reliant on the state to do so.
Dodging your taxes is profoundly wrong. It drives good businesses to the wall. It increases the burden on those willing to meet their responsibilities. And, where Government tolerates it or bows to special pleading from the wealthy and powerful, it drives social division.
We will litigate to force Government to become more vigorous in tackling avoidance and evasion. We will litigate to increase the costs – financial and non-financial – of tax avoidance and evasion.
And, by litigating, we will drive better understanding of what’s really at stake.