Thursday, June 21, 2012

Carr Tax

Jimmy Carr is obviously a monumental hypocrite for seeking to avoid taxes while satirising people who avoid taxes.

That said who is worse for the British tax-payer, celebrities who aggressively avoid paying taxes on the one hand or a luvvie who diligently pays every penny asked of him, but whose work is largely funded by the tax payer in the first place?

Jimmy Carr makes close to 100% of his income privately and gives maybe 2% to the public coffers.

Compare him to a film director subsidised by the state who gets 100% of his livelihood from the public and gives 50% back.

It's not the Jimmy Carrs of this world who are depleting the public purse.


James Higham said...

Apart from his hypocrisy, I don't see the issue with avoiding tax legitimately. After all, that's the whole point of it.

JuliaM said...

Fully agree with James - I'd have had far more respect for him if he'd continued telling Cameron to shove it.