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Saltydog1955 13-03-2013 14:29

Martin Freeman's partner 'declared bankrupt'..
 
....over a 120,000 tax bill. Seeing he's supposedly worth 10 million, perhaps he could have chipped in to help? Why do these celebs never save to pay their tax bills when they arrive?? Yes, I'm talking about you too Martine.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/...-bankrupt.html

roddydogs 13-03-2013 15:51

She should ask Mr Selfridge for a loan.

whatever54 13-03-2013 15:57

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Originally Posted by Saltydog1955 (Post 64755622)
....over a 120,000 tax bill. Seeing he's supposedly worth 10 million, perhaps he could have chipped in to help? Why do these celebs never save to pay their tax bills when they arrive?? Yes, I'm talking about you too Martine.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/...-bankrupt.html

pretty disgraceful IMO, yes I know it's the rubbish system but is very annoying considering they are as good as husband and wife

2shy2007 13-03-2013 15:59

Well thats one way for the well off to avoid paying tax.

Semierotic 13-03-2013 16:15

Are they actually married? If not this whole thread is pointless.

Shrike 13-03-2013 16:23

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Originally Posted by Semierotic (Post 64757141)
Are they actually married? If not this whole thread is pointless.

No, they're not. So whilst there may be a moral obligation on Freeman to stump up, there isn't any legal one.
He probably feels he's paid enough tax as it is, without paying when he needn't.

Super_Furry 13-03-2013 17:05

Just because she's been declared bankrupt, it doesn't mean that she'll not have to pay her tax bill.

2shy2007 13-03-2013 17:06

Well lets hope she pays every single penny back, surely she gets paid each time that awful Malteser advert comes on?

sheila blige 13-03-2013 17:08

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Originally Posted by Super_Furry (Post 64758007)
Just because she's been declared bankrupt, it doesn't mean that she'll not have to pay her tax bill.

I've always been under the impression that bankruptcy writes off ALL debts - including taxes.

whatever54 13-03-2013 17:20

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Originally Posted by sheila blige (Post 64758057)
I've always been under the impression that bankruptcy writes off ALL debts - including taxes.

Ditto, according to the Mail :o she'll have to repay just a fraction of the tax bill. I don't know the ins and outs but surely people wouldn't declare themselves bankrupt if they had to repay all debts, that would defeat the object:confused:

tellytart1 13-03-2013 17:20

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Originally Posted by sheila blige (Post 64758057)
I've always been under the impression that bankruptcy writes off ALL debts - including taxes.

When you're made bankrupt, your assets (including your house in extreme cases and your car unless you need it to work) can be used to pay your debts, and for the duration of the bankruptcy the administrator will give you some of your earnings for food etc, and any spare money will be used to continue paying your debts.

You cannot hold credit or debit cards while bankrupt as your accounts will be frozen.

When the bankruptcy is discharged, some repayment agreements can continue to be in force for up to 3 years.

Helbore 13-03-2013 17:50

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Originally Posted by tellytart1 (Post 64758233)
When you're made bankrupt, your assets (including your house in extreme cases and your car unless you need it to work) can be used to pay your debts, and for the duration of the bankruptcy the administrator will give you some of your earnings for food etc, and any spare money will be used to continue paying your debts.

You cannot hold credit or debit cards while bankrupt as your accounts will be frozen.

When the bankruptcy is discharged, some repayment agreements can continue to be in force for up to 3 years.

The papers can't say things like that, though. How would they generate outrage if they said things like that?

Big Boy Barry 13-03-2013 18:00

For a second I thought this said "Morgan Freeman declared bankrupt"

Saltydog1955 13-03-2013 18:40

Piece here by Alison Phillips. Totally agree with her.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...oiders-1759478

OK, Martin Freeman has no obligation to pay her tax bill, but it looks odd that he wouldn't help her out.

DavidT 13-03-2013 18:45

What winds me up is hearing that a celebrity "has been hit with a tax bill", no they haven't. It hasn't just appeared and HMRC don't just magic one up out of thin air. In all likelihood the tax has been owing for some considerable time and hasn't been paid hence HMRC now taking action.

sheila blige 13-03-2013 18:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by tellytart1 (Post 64758233)
When you're made bankrupt, your assets (including your house in extreme cases and your car unless you need it to work) can be used to pay your debts, and for the duration of the bankruptcy the administrator will give you some of your earnings for food etc, and any spare money will be used to continue paying your debts.

I'm beginning to feel sorry for her now - poor wee lamb! Someone ought to tell her to get her kids names down for free-school meals if she hasn't already!:D

The whole thing is hilarious - but it is good reading matter - takes your mind off all the cuts being made to the health service, the police, the armed forces caused by people shirking their taxes.

whatever54 13-03-2013 18:52

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Originally Posted by DavidT (Post 64759912)
What winds me up is hearing that a celebrity "has been hit with a tax bill", no they haven't. It hasn't just appeared and HMRC don't just magic one up out of thin air. In all likelihood the tax has been owing for some considerable time and hasn't been paid hence HMRC now taking action.

quite, I know people get put on the wrong tax code but would take a while to accrue 120K debt. Very annoying much like the Martine debacle

lolly-licker 13-03-2013 22:01

I'm not quite sure why my posts got deleted...mods, can you help? :confused:

AdelaideGirl 13-03-2013 22:40

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Originally Posted by Saltydog1955 (Post 64759810)

OK, Martin Freeman has no obligation to pay her tax bill, but it looks odd that he wouldn't help her out.

I don't disagree that he shouldn't help out but I can see the other side that says maybe this is about her being a grown up, taking responsibility and learning to manage her own money. Sometimes it's not helpful to just pay someone's debits without making them stop the behaviour that got them into trouble in the first place.

sheila blige 13-03-2013 22:49

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Originally Posted by AdelaideGirl (Post 64766499)
I don't disagree that he shouldn't help out but I can see the other side that says maybe this is about her being a grown up, taking responsibility and learning to manage her own money. Sometimes it's not helpful to just pay someone's debits without making them stop the behaviour that got them into trouble in the first place.

On the other hand - maybe he felt that the 110,000 tax owed was better spent on a new snooker table!:D

We little people just have to face facts - there are some people out there who don't believe that taxes are for them. We just have to get used to footing the bill on their behalf.

whatever54 13-03-2013 22:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdelaideGirl (Post 64766499)
I don't disagree that he shouldn't help out but I can see the other side that says maybe this is about her being a grown up, taking responsibility and learning to manage her own money. Sometimes it's not helpful to just pay someone's debits without making them stop the behaviour that got them into trouble in the first place.

maybe he should start charging her rent now, that'll learn her:D
(of course I am presuming the big swanky house is in his name)

lolly-licker 13-03-2013 22:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdelaideGirl (Post 64766499)
I don't disagree that he shouldn't help out but I can see the other side that says maybe this is about her being a grown up, taking responsibility and learning to manage her own money. Sometimes it's not helpful to just pay someone's debits without making them stop the behaviour that got them into trouble in the first place.

Although, I have to say, if my partner was saying "ya know, despite my millions, maybe you should learn to manage your money better", I'd be seriously peeved :D :o

sheila blige 13-03-2013 22:58

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Originally Posted by lolly-licker (Post 64766822)
Although, I have to say, if my partner was saying "ya know, despite my millions, maybe you should learn to manage your money better", I'd be seriously peeved :D :o

Well you would start to doubt his feelings for you wouldn't you?

Opaque 13-03-2013 22:59

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Originally Posted by sheila blige (Post 64766695)
We just have to get used to footing the bill on their behalf.

Asked the government to get rid of the bankrupcy laws then?
Although of course if you did that it would affect lots of people who no fault of their own get into those situations.
No easy answer.

paperplanes_ 13-03-2013 23:01

Seems a bit odd, surely they shouldn't have to be married...


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