Being mythical puts Santa outside the scope of UK taxes. It may be legal but it is immoral and therefore it is illegal and Father Christmas is a tax evader.This lead others to comment:
@BrownsAccounts: Hodge #PAC questions Father Xmas re #tax #avoidance, deliberately creating losses by giving things away
@jmalitrg: Being Laplander and non-dom and spending so little time in UK chimneys he has no perm establishment so he is ok
@jmalitrg: A General Anti Abuse of Rudolf (GAAR) provision will catch him.....
The front cover of Private Eye's Christmas edition follows a similar theme. Maybe it inspired Murphy Richards. It shows Santa flying across the sky in his sledge with the now ubiquitous ill-informed illogical commentators saying what they think:
Private Eye's message:
"Happy Taxmas and a Dodgy New Year"Critics:
Santa's based offshore
He only spends a day a year in Britain...
...and he doesn't pay the Treasury a penny
Booooo! We hate Santa