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

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Re: Ok but how much tax is fair?

Starbucks may be a particular case: for many years they were contrasted with UK-owned Costa paying their full whack of corporation tax here.

It may be instructive that Costa was recently sold to a US megacorp (Coca Cola). So in principle at least, they can now play all the same tricks as Starbucks. I don't know what happens in practice, but this is a particular case-in-point where being British-owned appears to have put Costa at a tax disadvantage compared to a major rival.

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