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Old 19-03-2013, 15:11
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You do realise that she still has to pay the tax bill, right?
Being declared bankrupt doesn't wipe the slate clean.
This makes is worse in my view. If she has to pay come what may and has to sell off the family silver to do this it beggars belief that her common law husband hasn't at the very least lent her the money out of his purse. Surely it would be better if she owed him the money instead of the taxman. Unbelievable.
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Old 19-03-2013, 19:16
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If they're raising children then almost certainly they're sharing household bills and finances to an extent - or is only one of them providing for the children's upbringing?? Unlikely. Thus, it's strange for one partner to allow the other to get into serious debt to the point of bankruptcy, not least the mother of his kids.

When you're part of a family you would at least try and pool resources to resolve this privately, if possible.
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Old 20-03-2013, 17:27
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Bit worrying for her if this relationship goes tits up. She's bankrupt & seemingly has no assets to her name. Sure he will have to pay maintenance for the children but she will find herself living a far more modest lifestlye though the children won't suffer & the private school fees paid etc. Not beng married really does go against you in these situations.

He doesn't want her name on the house, won't pay up to prevent her being declared bankrupt - how much does he truly love & trust his partner? Yet despite all these signs of not commitment he is happy to have children with her. If a partner bears you children you really should be happy to share everything such as the house etc. (and yes debts/tax bills) even if you earn far more money, that's what a true partnership is.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:01
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He doesn't want her name on the house, won't pay up to prevent her being declared bankrupt - how much does he truly love & trust his partner?
Yet despite all these signs of not commitment he is happy to have children with her. If a partner bears you children you really should be happy to share everything such as the house etc. (and yes debts/tax bills) even if you earn far more money, that's what a true partnership is.
I'm sorry but I did have to laugh at this. We don't know them personally, we know nothing about their relationship, let's not decide what they do or don't want in their relationship
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:11
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I'm sorry but I did have to laugh at this. We don't know them personally, we know nothing about their relationship, let's not decide what they do or don't want in their relationship
Exactly, I would imagine they have just saved themselves alot of money by declaring her bankrupt. Thankfully the house is not in her name, or it would be at risk... Anyway perhaps its a tax dispute, and its the HRMC thats made her bankrupt after refusal to pay? We don't know the real circumstances.
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Old 20-03-2013, 23:58
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I'm sorry but I did have to laugh at this. We don't know them personally, we know nothing about their relationship, let's not decide what they do or don't want in their relationship
I just find it strange that people have been together all that time with children yet don't want to put the family home in both names.
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Old 20-03-2013, 23:59
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Exactly, I would imagine they have just saved themselves alot of money by declaring her bankrupt. Thankfully the house is not in her name, or it would be at risk... Anyway perhaps its a tax dispute, and its the HRMC thats made her bankrupt after refusal to pay? We don't know the real circumstances.
Am pretty sure Mr Freeman would have stumped up for the tax bill if that were the case.
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Old 21-03-2013, 15:04
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i have said this before but the post was removed because of a sentence i wrongly included.

Mrs Freeman should be denied BBC work because of her tax issues, it is unacceptable for anyone who cannot pay their taxes to then take work which is funded by taxpayers, as some say the TVL is a tax then Mrs Freeman should not be able to obtain work at the BBC.
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Old 21-03-2013, 15:13
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i have said this before but the post was removed because of a sentence i wrongly included.

Mrs Freeman should be denied BBC work because of her tax issues, it is unacceptable for anyone who cannot pay their taxes to then take work which is funded by taxpayers, as some say the TVL is a tax then Mrs Freeman should not be able to obtain work at the BBC.


If that was the case, the BBC would have a dearth of actors who'd be able to work for them, as so many seem to have been declared bankrupt both in the past and recently.
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Old 21-03-2013, 17:02
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Tax avoidance crook, plain and simple!
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Old 21-03-2013, 20:56
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If that was the case, the BBC would have a dearth of actors who'd be able to work for them, as so many seem to have been declared bankrupt both in the past and recently.
True and there is another high profile figure at the BBC pondering the bankruptcy option which if they decide to go ahead with will make their position untenable, I can see the DM headline now, ' BBC star declares bankruptcy over HMRC demand yet continues to draw a taxpayer funded salary'

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Old 21-03-2013, 21:13
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True and there is another high profile figure at the BBC pondering the bankruptcy option which if they decide to go ahead with will make their position untenable, I can see the DM headline now, ' BBC star declares bankruptcy over HMRC demand yet continues to draw a taxpayer funded salary'

well you can't say that and then give no inkling or clue, come on dish the dirt Chris Patten
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Old 21-03-2013, 21:40
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i have said this before but the post was removed because of a sentence i wrongly included.

Mrs Freeman should be denied BBC work because of her tax issues, it is unacceptable for anyone who cannot pay their taxes to then take work which is funded by taxpayers, as some say the TVL is a tax then Mrs Freeman should not be able to obtain work at the BBC.
So a doctor bankrupt for tax reasons would not be allowed to work for the NHS?
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Old 21-03-2013, 23:20
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well you can't say that and then give no inkling or clue, come on dish the dirt Chris Patten
Think of a troublesome soap star.
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Old 22-03-2013, 13:49
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Perhaps their relationship has broken down and that is why Martin has no desire to bail her out financially. Who knows. It is very much one law for them and another for us. It seems we are surrounded by celebs who go bankrupt but still lead a fabulous lifestyle. Kerry Katona, Martina, etc etc etc........Go off on exciting holidays (Kerry) and still have the nannies, houses, expensive cars although they have declared themselves bankrupt!! Hilarious.
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Old 22-03-2013, 13:53
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Think of a troublesome soap star.
oooh Philth maybe? Another clue needed please
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Old 22-03-2013, 13:53
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I just find it strange that people have been together all that time with children yet don't want to put the family home in both names.
Well, it is brilliant obviously, one partner can declare bankruptcy and the other can hang on to all their possessions! Only silly daft people like us actually get married and pay our taxes!! I am beginning to think it is fashionable to now be bankrupt as so many celebs are doing it. I used to think there was terrible shame attached to a bankrupcy court!!
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Old 22-03-2013, 13:59
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Well, it is brilliant obviously, one partner can declare bankruptcy and the other can hang on to all their possessions! Only silly daft people like us actually get married and pay our taxes!! I am beginning to think it is fashionable to now be bankrupt as so many celebs are doing it. I used to think there was terrible shame attached to a bankrupcy court!!
I know stupid old us, Freeman & partner are probably laughing at us mugs for being so naive when it comes to tax and bankrupcy
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Old 22-03-2013, 21:03
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....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
Its not uncommon for a tax claim to be estimated in order to get the defendant to submit their accounts
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Old 22-03-2013, 21:20
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Its not uncommon for a tax claim to be estimated in order to get the defendant to submit their accounts
Doesn't really stop them saving their cash when they have it though.
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Old 24-03-2013, 04:50
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oooh Philth maybe? Another clue needed please
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Old 24-03-2013, 04:53
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So a doctor bankrupt for tax reasons would not be allowed to work for the NHS?
Big difference is that a doctor is a much needed and valuable resource for the NHS, she is just a crappy jobbing no mark talent free excuse for an actress.
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Old 30-03-2013, 17:29
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She has banged a role in Sherlock Holmes.
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Old 30-03-2013, 21:11
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She has banged a role in Sherlock Holmes.
I suppose sieeping with Watson probably helped
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Old 31-03-2013, 09:31
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I think she's a talented actress, and have no issue with her getting work. In fact, that's a good thing if only she would pay her taxes on time.

People are saying she has to pay it eventually, but most of us don't get to decide to defer paying tax for a few years, and it's costly to the state to have HMRC chasing these people all of the time.
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