• Itoshima, Fukuoka


In his Dec. 2 letter, “What’s wrong with avoidance?” (which was a reply to Hugh Cortazzi’s Nov. 28 article, “Failures in market economies“), Joseph Jaworski misses the point.

Taxation systems in modern democratic economies are surely complex and may also appear opaque to the nonprofessional, but they are necessary to maintain a stable, peaceful and fair society. I worked at one of the biggest accounting firms in the world and have never heard of double, triple or even quadruple taxation in the way it is used in his letter. Bilateral and multilateral tax agreements are in place to avoid this.

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