Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Religion and tax evasion/tax avoidance.

I thought I take a look at religion and the knotty problems of tax evasion and
tax avoidance. Last year AccountancyAge reported that the Roman Catholic leader
Pope Benedict XVI was going to back then Italian prime minister Roman Prodi's campaign against tax evasion. The pontiff was to emphasise taxes benefit the whole of society.

This is probably not the case in the United Kingdom where health expenditure, funded by general taxation, has become heavily-skewed towards Labour Party constituencies.
I can't understand why the Tories don't oppose this.

Back to the Pope, who has resisted Gordon Brown's invitations to make a visit to
Britain, is using an encylical to emphasise that tax evasion is socially unjust.

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