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Farewell Sir Ken Dodd

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flibster, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Destination

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 31, 2009

    Posts: 18,753

    He's not dodging tax, your wife doesn't pay inheritance, when she dies, her estate will pay it, or she'll have spent it all.
    Either way it'll go into the economy.
     
  2. Pudney

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 6, 2005

    Posts: 5,047

    Location: Essex

    Unless his widow goes on a massive spending spree it will probably still get taxed under IHT eventually anyway. Normally it's just a deferral of the tax.
     
  3. Roland Butter

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 13, 2017

    Posts: 875

    Location: scotland

    That's the problem, he didn't, he always got paid in cash and at the time of his trial for tax evasion he had £300k in suitcases, he avoided
    paying tax all his life.

    He's a comedy legend, but let's not forget his stinginess, his love of money, and greed in amassing huge amounts of money
    yet never spending any , he stayed in the same house all his life.
     
  4. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,187

    Location: Hoo, Kent

    Good on him I say.
     
  5. Uther

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 8,662

    I wouldn't want to give these ******* a penny when I die so fair play to him.
     
  6. LabR@t

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 30, 2005

    Posts: 8,281

    Did his dog die?
     
  7. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 26,025

    Location: Welling, London

    If he had paid IHT, it would have been just over £11m from a £27m fortune.

    In 2016, Amazon paid £15m tax on revenues of £16.5bn. Now that’s dodging!
     
  8. Pudney

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 6, 2005

    Posts: 5,047

    Location: Essex

    No, that’s misrepresenting UK taxation.
     
  9. StriderX

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

    Posts: 15,957

    Or you know using the UK's own rules to pay tax... just like Mr Dodd did.

    The government can legislate at any time to force the likes of Jersey to stop being havens or to make it so tax is paid irrespective of residence.
     
  10. String

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 10,599

    Location: Lanarkshire

    The sort of girl that fancies another few million to spend on lipstick and cucumbers?
     
  11. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 26,025

    Location: Welling, London

    For £27m, I’d have married him!
     
  12. BowdonUK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 17, 2016

    Posts: 1,427

    And we know why they won't do that. Because the higher up's in society are all evading tax too, or using the system.