neilt0 wrote:Carr is not an idiot. There is no way anyone can hear an accountant say "Well, I've found a way you can earn £4m and pay 1% tax!" and think "Sounds perfectly reasonable to me!" No bloody way. He knew it was dodgy and he went with it out of pure greed.
He knew exactly what was going on. He knew it was a scam. Call off-shoring funds to avoid virtually all tax "legal" if you must, but Carr clearly knew what was going on. He can count.
As much as I find crooked accountants to be scum, part of me hopes Carr's accountant buggers off to Brazil with all his money. It would be poetic justice.
Unfortunately, that exact scenario has happened to quite a few rich celebs in the past.
Ok. I'll agree Jimmy knew exactly what was going on, but his accountant is PAID to sort this stuff, its why they earn a fair amount themselves. The accountant is not crooked, they have years of education to learn all about these legal loopholes.
Again, i understand your anger, but have you tried to look at this situation from his eyes? So, you're doing alright for yourself, yet every time you do a job, you have to give HALF what you earn to the government in tax. Again, thats HALF. I'd hate to pay 50% tax on earning £100, let alone if I was earning millions.
Can you honestly say, putting yourself in the exact same situation Jimmy was in, you'd stand pround and day "Oh, thats an interesting FULLY LEGAL idea, but no thanks Mr Accountant, send 'em the full £1.75M." I know I wouldn't, and I doubt you would too.
Do you think I'm an idiot because my accountant saves me approx £2k of tax payment per year in fully legal above board accounting?!!
Hate the game, not the player.