tax avoidance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tax avoidance the minimization of tax liability by lawful methods
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Quotations

  • Denis Healey
    Denis Healey
    “The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.”
  • John Maynard Keynes
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    “The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.”

Usage

In literature:

To avoid being taxed by others it taxes itself.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
And Clara, on her part, did not tax his forbearance by appearing in his presence oftener than she could possibly avoid.
"Capitola the Madcap" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
She did not hold their lands of them; and would pay them, if she could avoid it, neither tax nor toll.
"The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge" by Charles Kingsley
What lady will ever scruple to avoid her taxes?
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
For danger's a-head, and 'twill tax all their skill To avoid a capsize and a horrible spill.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, July 5, 1890" by Various
Every unnecessary trouble should be avoided in collecting a tax.
"An Inquiry into the Permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations." by William Playfair
They farmed the imperial taxes of the province themselves, to avoid the exactions of the farmers-general.
"Life of Adam Smith" by John Rae
It taxed all our ingenuity and agility to avoid a mishap.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
It avoids the evils of the general property tax.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
And Clara, on her part, did not tax his forbearance by appearing in his presence oftener than she could possibly avoid.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
By an artifice the company avoided the payment of this tax.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
Thus the poll tax and the opium tax are avoided by men who make a living out of this traffic.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
Others have enriched themselves by apostasy, or, being rich, have avoided impoverishing mulcts and taxes.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
I deemed any exertion which might be avoided, needless, and taxed my ingenuity to find out contrivances to escape my daily toil.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
Avoid localities with heavy bonded indebtedness, resulting in excessive taxes.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
We pay each other's taxes, and there is no way of avoiding taxation.
"Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress" by Various
If the tax were an avoidable one, it was constitutional, since submission to it implied consent.
"The History of the Post Office in British North America" by William Smith
This higher valuation is not because of conscientious avoidance of tax-dodging.
"The Brothers' War" by John Calvin Reed
To avoid paying the tax the farmer would have to go out with a team and do something to a public highway.
"In Pastures New" by George Ade
Others by covering up, avoid the tax.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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In news:

Reuters has a nice investigation into Amazon's vigorous tax avoidance, and this time it's not about sales taxes.
Many are moving their assets to avoid the new taxes that await if Washington doesn't strike a deal .
Oracle (ORCL) will pay three of next year's quarterly dividends this year in an apparent attempt to avoid possible tax hikes for its investors.
Tax preparer H&R Block Inc said it was exploring strategic alternatives for its banking unit to avoid heavy costs associated with stricter supervision under the Dodd -Frank Act.
Uri Dadush says Obama will seek to avoid tax increases scheduled for January 2013.
Texans avoid paying sales tax Aug 17-19.
If you can remember or are a student of political history, you'll recall that during the 1980s (the Reagan era), Congress was seeking a way to avoid raising taxes and balancing the budget.
Fiscal cliff deal should avoid fuel tax hikes.
State school teachers employed by tax-avoiding firm.
"The city had to incorporate five furloughs days into the budget, in order to avoid raising property taxes," Jessie explained.
Equity investors avoid taxes by investing their fees.
Avoiding higher tax rates on stocks.
WASHINGTON — A big coalition of business groups says there must be give-and-take in the negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of massive tax increases and spending cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A big coalition of business groups says there must be give-and-take in the negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of massive tax increases and spending cuts.
A big coalition of business groups says there must be give-and-take in the negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of massive tax increases and spending cuts.
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