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Dec 16, 2014, 04:11 AM
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Post date : Dec 16, 2014, 06:28 AM

Indentify the tax-related quotes. (We'll reveal the answers in the new year.)

“Morally wrong.”
Who, having criticised bankers for tax avoidance, was described in this way and by whom?

“If they don’t pay tax, we’ll reclaim their assets and give them to the people that work there.”
Who said this, and what was the title of the book in which the quote appeared?

“We know that we need to do more to meet our targets and deliver an acceptable level of service.”
Who said this and who are “we”?

“I think that you do evil.”
Who said this of whom?

“It’s just a commonsense reform which in the end will help house more people.”
Who said this, and about what tax?

“We stay the course.”
Who said this, and in what speech?

“How can it be fair to hit working people with a £3bn cut to their tax credits when he’s spent £3bn giving a tax cut to people earning over £150,000?”
Who said this, and in response to whom?

“The little grannies.”
Who referred to the effect on this demographic, and what was the proposed tax that would adversely affect them?

“I would say that [a tax cut] would happen over my dead body.”
Who said this, and who was exerting pressure for a tax cut?

“I think people on middle incomes should contribute more through their taxes.”
Who said this, and what service did she suggest that middle income people were benefiting from?

“While the vast majority of wealthy people pay their taxes, there is still a small minority who do not.
Who said this, and when?

“As a way of encouraging the economy to grow it’s pretty much useless.”
Who said this, and which region’s economy were they referring to?

“A ‘maso-sadist’.”
Who said this, and about whom?

“How did Ed Balls ever bag Yvette?”
Who said this, and to whom is the speaker married?

“Apparently, when he told the prime minister that he wanted to cut taxes for bingo, the prime minister thought he was referring to…”
Who said this, and whom or what did he suggest that the PM was referring to?

“We have found making a profit in the UK difficult and therefore have not been in a position to pay much corporation tax.”
Who said this, and which company employs him?

“You then order your goods and you get them delivered by the Royal Mail in parcels stamped with the Queen’s head, and they then pretend it’s nothing to do with business in the UK.”
Who said this about whom?

“The senior management of HMRC is only dedicated to reducing its staff number, and not to collecting tax.”
Who said this, and what did he suggest that they should have been concentrating on?

“They are the 43,000 affluent people who knowingly signed up to an avoidance scheme in full awareness they were using artificial arrangements to reduce their tax bill. I have no sympathy for
these people.”
Who said this, and for which organisation does he work?

“I want to apologise to anyone who was offended by the tax stories earlier this year … With a new team of accountants, we are working to settle things with all parties involved ASAP.”
Who tweeted this and under what trading name do they and their colleagues operate?

“We are a tiny little country, we don’t have scale, and our version of scale is to be innovative and to be clever, and tax competitiveness has brought our country the only prosperity we’ve known.”
Who said this about which country?

“We will not tolerate aggressive tax avoidance and will take action to make sure people pay the taxes that are due.”
Who said this, and what ministerial position do they hold?

“We don’t have proposals for changing taxation. We certainly are not going to put ourselves at a tax disadvantage with the rest of the UK.”
Who said this, and who are “we”?

“I try and keep it very simple – pay your tax, that’s it. I’ve been right in the end.”
Who said this, and what television programme do they feature in?

“A ‘beggar-thy-neighbour’ taxation policy, by which one country pursues tax policies at the expense of others, is just as dangerous as beggar-thy-neighbour monetary policies.”
What is the speaker’s nationality, and what is their name?

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