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  • A report by the Commons public accounts committee says it has uncovered "specific and systemic" failures in Britain's tax-gathering agency while investigating deals with Vodaphone and Goldman Sachs which have attracted mass protests.

    Inland Revenue hid 'sweetheart' tax deals for big business, MPs say

  • The Government puts legislation in place, and it's the Proles 'responsibility to blindly and unthinkingly follow those rules, not find ways to circumvent our tax-gathering .

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Leaving on his tax-gathering mission, Chancellor Alistair Darling eschews the traditional red box ....

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Soon after this had happened the season of tax-gathering came round, and everyone who owned land was bound to present himself before the emperor.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • The crash occurred when word came that Sulla had completely reorganized the finances of the Roman province of Asia, that there would be no tax-gathering bonanza after all.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • The old empires were chiefly tax-gathering and military organizations, though they also maintained some important public works, such as roads and water supplies, and administered justice between persons from different communities or enjoy - ing a special status.


  • On the other hand, there were among them some profligate characters who misappropriated the collected taxes, but the Government had really little right to complain, for the labour of tax-gathering was a _forced service_ without remuneration for expenses or loss of time incurred.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Under the government of Richelieu, and more particularly under that of Mazarin, the hard savings of Sully had been squandered, enormous sums had been granted to favorites, and the ever-increasing noble class had been exempted from taxation, an evil system of tax-gathering, called

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • In the days of St. Matthew, when tax-gathering was let out by contract, the apostle's partners would probably have declared, as Mr. Runciman does to-day, that it was more than one could expect of human nature that a publican who had a government contract for the collection of the taxes should not get all he could out of the tax-payer.

    Progress and History

  • The natural thing for them to do would have been to disband; for their one bond was gone; and if they had acted according to the ordinary laws of human conduct, they would have said to themselves, Let us go back to our fishing-boats and our tax-gathering, and seek safety in separation, and nurse our sorrow apart.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture : St. Matthew Chaps. IX to XXVIII


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