Reply to post: Re: Blame Game

Facebook pays, er, nope, gets £11m credit from UK taxman HMRC...

Graham Cobb

Re: Blame Game

I think "it's Facebook's fault" or "it's HMRC's fault" is way too simplistic - the problem is inherent in the system that we have, and the only way of changing it is through systematic change in how tax is collected.

No, it is definitely Facebook's fault. No one else. There is no law requiring them to arrange their business to minimise their tax: they choose to do that. In response, I choose not to do business with any company which does not pay a "reasonable" amount of tax. If they want my business they will need to show they are paying considerably more tax in the UK.

Just because their actions are legal does not mean that their actions are necessarily in the best interests of their business.

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