More on the merging of the terms “tax avoidance” and tax evasion.”
“…there is nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody does so, rich or poor; and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands… To demand more of mortals is mere cant.”
Learned Hand in Commissioner v. Newman, 159 F2d 848 (1947).
And to top it off, the International Bar Association has recently released a report stating that the facilitation of tax avoidance strategies could constitute a violation of international human rights law.