Tax avoidance by big business isn’t necessarily illegal; it often means that unscrupulous lawyers have come up with legal loopholes for immoral types.   We have mentioned one such method in previous posts: registering a business as a charity.   There are several other ways.  The next government needs to deal with all of them!

Originally posted on Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch: From Bryan Bruce: “Every year the IRD identifies about $1.2 BILLION [fraud]committed by NZ business people . Yes..EVERY year. It discovers around $30 million in welfare fraud (tiny by comparison) Yet , as Dr Marriott discovered – welfare fraudsters are far more likely to be sent to prison…

via Every year the IRD identifies about $1.2 BILLION in fraud committed by NZ business people … and Welfare fraud? … $30 million — Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch