On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Brian May <brian@microcomaustralia.com.au> wrote:
On 24 November 2012 10:46, Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> wrote:
> and paying less tax than you should is theft.

correction: paying less tax than you are legally required to is theft.

"less tax than you should" is very subjective (it can be interpreted
to mean the same as my definition above), which is why we have the
laws that define how much tax is required.

More baity comment...

Let me sharpen the perspective a little:
Google last year paid about the same or less tax than a married couple who both work full time gaining the average wage!

> google is, of course, not the only company to evade tax. they all do it.
> it doesn't make it right.  it makes them all thieves.

It has always been an issue, in many countries, that the rich pay too
little tax and and the poor pay too much. The laws need to be changed
to fix this, accusing one company of being evil isn't going to change

Please re-read my email.
I have simply re-stated Googles own dogma in the context of their tax payment last year.
I did not make the "evil" accusation you have asserted here.