De Hoon & Partners – Our philosophy
No empty words and hollow promises from a first-year marketing course, no idle talk.
We are a company and just like anybody else, we want to make a living. However, we have a true passion for our business and just love what we do.
We believe that a government certainly has its place in any democracy because without a government there would be chaos. A government has a few core tasks, such as justice, safety, education, infrastructure and health care. In our opinion, a government can also redistribute wealth, to a certain extent, for those that are left behind. This is called civilisation.
But- and this is something we will fight vehemently- we say no to the handout culture, no to the nanny state, no to freeloaders… Our system has completely gotten out of hand, the government is a voracious, obese never satisfied monster which intervenes in every single aspect of our lives, using our tax money. We say no to political correctness and to patronising politics. Because freedom is our supreme value.
As a consequence, accurate legal tax planning is crucial for giving breathing room to companies and entrepreneurs so that they can create wealth and jobs, which is something we all benefit from, and eventually the State as well.
We do not advise you to do tax evasion, but tax avoidance!
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion?
This term implies that a taxpayer has arranged his affairs in such a way either that his tax burden is less than it would otherwise have been or that no tax is payable as a result of such arrangement. The term is generally employed so as to indicate that the taxpayer has acted in a lawful manner and differs fundamentally in this regard from the concept of “tax evasion” which is illegal.
Fraudulent or illegal arrangements made with the intention of evading tax, e.g. by failure to make full disclosure to the revenue authorities. The term denotes those activities deliberately undertaken by a taxpayer to attempt to free himself in an illegal manner from the tax to which he is subject. Tax evasion embraces such activities as sham transactions and the falsification of tax returns or of books and accounts. The element of illegality distinguishes tax evasion from tax avoidance.