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Cable fumes at Tax avoidance of Corporations

By on November 19, 2012


British Commerce Secretary, Vince Cable

The quest and conscious effort of Government in raising revenues to meet their budgetary goals and plans, cannot be over emphasized and an attempt to circumvent that can be viewed as diversionary.

This seems to be the case between the British Government and the leading online shopping platform in the globe Amazon as the Public Accounts Committee admitted that it defaulted in its tax obligations.

Apart from Amazon, other companies believed to have violated their tax payments include Starbucks and Google all American companies and the recent Inquiry set up by the parliament exposed the companies.

British Commerce Secretary Vince Cable expressed displeasure over the fact that Big companies some of which are foreign play smart with the tax rules, stifling the growth prospects of small businesses that pay their full tax obligations regularly.

He believed that Big Multinationals have a mandate to contribute more to society through adherence to the tax codes and payments,  alongside the rich and influential people.

Mr Cable is exploring the possibility of getting more global action on diversionary tax avoidance by foreign multinationals,which has come to a crucial stage because in as much as Nations want to be open for business, there is also the caution to be soft on excessive taxation policy.

He agreed with Finance Minister of Germany Wolfgang Schauble that the ‘tax abuse’era by companies should curtailed and vital policies on ensuring tax compliance should be given a Global collaborative effort by Governments.

The UK Government will also have to be careful of how they manage the’tax abuse’ cases because potential investors are wary of the dreaded taxation policy, one of the toughest in the World.

But in a reaction to the  allegations Amazon corporation spokesperson denied any calculated attempt to avoid tax payment and stated that the company has been diligent in its corporate obligation.