Tax evasion : the illegal evasion of taxes by individuals, corporations, and trusts. (According to Wikipedia)
The government provides its citizens with land, security, basic infrastructure and amenities. In return, the government asks for 10-30% of your income so that it can continue providing these services in the future. In simple terms, paying tax is like paying for a commodity. If you want something, you have to pay for it.
If you take something on sale without paying for it, you are robbing it. You are obviously a thief. And socially, robbing is very frowned upon. Educated individuals usually don’t tend to engage in robbery. It is dishonorable for them.
But it pains me to say, a huge chunk of the educated population is indeed involved in robbery. Despite tax evasion being the plainest form of robbery, many taxpayers cheat on their taxes without an ounce of shame. What this leads to is huge gap in what the government is spending and what it is getting back. After all, a country is primarily an economic establishments. And if it’s incomes are being siphoned off by tax evasion, the country cannot run properly. So tax evasion is a crime against the whole country, and by extension, it is treason.
Despite this plain fact, educated individuals and people from the higher classes of society have developed a habit of tax evasion. It never even occurs to them that what they’re committing is somewhere between robbery and treason. This bull-headedness angers me, and that is why I am writing this post. Share it to those people who you know are tax evaders. They’re mentally sick and they need your help. And if you are a tax evader yourself, this is what I have to say to you :
You are a petty thief, and the most despicable citizen of the country. You don’t deserve the security, the amenities,the land and the identity that your government provides to you. And congrats on saving some money here some money here and there. It must be a great feeling to perform this kind of economic terrorism. Yes that is what you are, a terrorist. You have stooped down to the lowest level of human cheapness. Congrats again.