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google“Only the little people pay taxes” – Leona Helmsley.

February 10, 2015

“Thousands  of wealthy Brits(read Osborne & Cameron to name Amazonbut two) have hundreds of millions of pounds stayed away in secret Swiss bank accounts(and other places). What the programme didn’t mention was that a tax agreement was signed on 6th October 2011 by the UK and Switzerland governments in which the UK Government will get a small amount of revenue from these secret Swiss accounts in exchange for letting them keep their identities secret.This law came into force starbuckson 1st January 2013. ”

A book that everybody should read that covers the subject of tax avoidance in great detail is “Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and The Men Who Stole The World” by Nicholas Shaxson. The impression the mainstream media gives of tax havens is that of secret islands in the Caribbean…

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