Soupmix for 2010-12-13

  • Tax gap visualised

“The tax gap is the difference between collected tax and the potential total tax out there. The gap is caused by tax avoidance, evasion, black markets, errors and lack of “reasonable care” when filling in tax returns.

Currently, the lowest estimate puts the figure at £42bn a year: the highest around £120bn. Either way, even if 10% of this amount was recovered, it would significantly reduce the necessity of wholesale cuts to government.”

Visualisation from Information is Beautiful at Guardian Data Blog

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