HMRC: 'Corporation Tax is not voluntary'

HMRC has told me that in relation to Starbucks: "Corporation Tax is not a voluntary tax and Parliament sets out rules and rates for businesses to follow."

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Starbucks hit by tax protests

Coffee chain Starbucks has been hit by protests at branches across the country over its tax arrangements, despite announcing changes to its payments. Dozens of activists chanted "pay your tax" and waved placards and banners outside a London branch.