Legality of tax avoidance (Bryon Smith)
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave the reason by mistake during the Scottish party leaders’ televised debate last Thursday.
When asked about the 50 per cent income tax rate, she replied that to introduce a tax rate that could be avoided by tax avoidance, which of course is legal, would be a mistake.
That statement by inference means that if the SNP ever won independence they would rewrite the tax laws so that tax avoidance was illegal for Scottish tax payers.
This is the tax avoidance that Alex Salmond uses to cut his tax bill to the UK Treasury. Could that be also the reason that he decided to step down as an MSP, thereby reducing his tax bill?
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