Governments' red carpet for rich taxpayers, if they pay at all

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:10pm, first published February 10 2017 - 11:12am

Britain's tax department is quite alert to the ways of rich folk, or thinks it is. About 6500 Brits – about one in every 5000 of its taxpayers – each have a net worth of $35 million or more. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs set up a specialist unit in 2008 focused on their tax affairs and annual returns. At any one time, more than a third of them are under active investigation.

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