On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Brian May <brian@microcomaustralia.com.au> wrote:
On 24 November 2012 10:02, Brent Wallis <brent.wallis@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure, its within the law, but is it Fair?

If you found a legal way to hugely reduce the tax you pay would you do it?

Ah, the fishy hyperbolic bait......

No, because:
1. There simply isn't one.
2. I truly and honestly believe that fair taxation is an integral part of any civilised society.

I do not bemoan my own tax bill. My argument is about the inequity.

Anyone who has come up with tax minimisation schemes that deliver large cuts in the last 20 years has been caught out.
Simple as that.
Are you old enough to remembr where the term "bottom of the harbour" came from?


If yes, would that make you evil? 
I think if Google (or any other public company) didn't try to minimize
their taxes as much as legally possible they would be in serious
trouble with their shareholders.

Perhaps....but "don;t be evil" used to be Googles mantra....their words, their "rule to live by"...