Reply to post: Re: Ok but how much tax is fair?

Silicon Valley Scrooges sidestep debt to society through tax avoidance to the tune of $100bn

Charles 9 Silver badge

Re: Ok but how much tax is fair?

One of the problems is that big corporations and their lawyers make it so that their capital (the primary source of their revenues) is highly mobile. As long as the capital is highly mobile, there's no simple way to capture taxes based on that capital as they are transnational in nature and can outpace governments in their shell games. And due to international competition, there will always be countries out there willing to cheat to get more revenues (and it's hard to beat tiny countries like Ireland and the Cayman Islands that have an inherent advantage of low operating expenses).

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