Tax Trumps God


18 July 2019

By Marc Dorsett

Tax is not avoidable, even through God…

A bizarre tax case has been heard in Australia which centres around whether tax is actually payable as it goes "against God's will".

A brother and sister refused to pay income tax to the Australian tax office since 2011 claiming that God is the "supreme law of this land" and that paying tax actually weakens people's dependency on God which in turn leads to droughts and infertility.

Unsurprisingly, their argument, which they delivered themselves, failed before the Supreme Court of Tasmania and they were ordered to pay A$2.3m (roughly £1.3m).

The full article can be found here on the BBC News website.

If you want to pay less tax it's probably wise to speak to a professional to see how you can legally manage your affairs. At Gepp Solicitors, we can assist in your efforts to mitigate your tax affairs (.. without the need to see the inside of a court room!) please feel free to contact Marc Dorsett on or 01245 228146. 

This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.