Tax evasion has become a big topic of debate, especially where those of the football world are concerned. The Spanish tax office has accused numerous high-profile figures of dodging the taxman, with José Mourinho being the latest target.
In its haste to gain Royal Assent before June’s general election, the Finance Bill saw over half its contents removed. But the intent to crack down on tax avoidance still permeates its pages. So it doesn’t hurt to understand what that entails – and what the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is.