Definitions

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  • n. Non-payment of tax that cannot clearly be seen as either tax avoidance, which is legal, or tax evasion, which is illegal.

Etymologies

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Blend of avoidance and evasion

Examples

  • And if you're still determined to hate GE for its tax "avoision" consider this: None of its executives are jumping for joy over the value of their stock-based compensation.

    What The Top U.S. Companies Pay In Taxes

  • By casting our categorical obligations in such agent-centered terms, one invites a kind of manipulation that is legalistic and Jesuitical, what Leo Katz dubs “avoision.”

    Deontological Ethics

  • To the extent potential conflict is eliminated by resort to the Doctrine of Double Effect, the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing, and so forth, then a potential for “avoision” is opened up.

    Deontological Ethics

  • As avoision said above, this is a bright burst of happiness reminding me of quiet mornings before the parent (s) got up, seeing how long we could watch the long block of Bugs Bunny & Friends before we had to start chores.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Considering Crennel's risk avoision, Jones turned a Browns field goal into a touchdown.

    Mistake by the Lake Sporting Times

  • Be that as it may, the distinction between legitimate and illegitimate ways of not paying tax to the Government has been shattered at a blow and the winning word in the competition and our new national word is avoision.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 3

  • This time it centres around tax avoision (it’s a word, look it up) strategies and general corporate douchery.

    Today in Stupid Evil*: Amazon’s Latest Scandal

Comments

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  • In the grey area between unlawful evasion and legal avoidance.

    June 26, 2009