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DIDDY MAN DODD’S DIDDIE TAX DODGE

By Pete Moore On February 9th, 2019

What a way to exit the stage –

Sir Ken Dodd had the last laugh over the taxman by marrying his long-time love two days before he died.

By tying the knot, the comedian ensured his £27.5million fortune went to his wife Anne Jones, 77 – without paying a penny in inheritance tax to HMRC.

Sir Ken avoided £11million of death duties on his estate in a final joke on the taxman Doddy battled in a court case 30 years ago.

The great man entertained millions in his long and brilliant career. That alone is a great life, but to sign off with an “eff you” to the taxman is glorious. It’s great for society too, of course.  The capital will stay in the economy instead of being sucked out and wasted by government. Such is the way of all tax.

5 Responses to “DIDDY MAN DODD’S DIDDIE TAX DODGE”

  1. Ken should have paid his taxes, but fair play to him for avoiding the death duties.
    I met Ken Dodd once, he seemed like a really nice man.

  2. Unless Dodd’s 77 year old widow re-marries, the £11 million tax will be due on her death. So it has been dodged for now, but not forever.

    And this is old news anyway. Dodd died almost a year ago and the tax-dodge marriage was widely reported then.

  3. The state is definitely a bloated parasite and anything that can be done to deprive it of our money should be done, out of civic duty. But the state has the police and they are becoming tax-enforcers as shown below…..

    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/oklahoma-the-state-you-must-always-avoid-driving-through/

    The risk of traveling through Oklahoma is FAR TOO GREAT to even take the risk. There is absolutely NO RULE OF LAW that remains for judges will rule in favor of the state because they too need money for their pensions.

    ‘Joking’ with friends, I ventured that speed cameras will be set low so as to get your plate, then direct to your bank, then deduct the fine thus saving you the time and trouble of dealing with payment and, if you dispute the fine, you have to get the money back by your own efforts. It’s in the pipeline

  4. The state is definitely a bloated parasite and anything that can be done to deprive it of our money should be done, out of civic duty.

    So I assume that you and yours don’t use the NHS Allan? Or any of the other services provided by taxation (too tiresome to list).

  5. Civil asset forfeiture Is mentioned in the article linked to

    It is completely unethical activity That many police forces and local and state governments are involved in