Definition of avoision in English:

avoision

Line breaks: avoi¦sion
Pronunciation: /əˈvoɪʒ(ə)n
 
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(also tax avoision)

noun

[mass noun]
  • The arrangement of one’s financial affairs so as to avoid or minimize tax liability in such a way that it is not clear whether this constitutes lawful avoidance of tax or illegal tax evasion: tax avoision is a consequence of the web of tax rules that has undermined compliance [as modifier]: the higher the tax rate, the more popular the avoision schemes
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    • The term 'tax avoision' has come to be used to refer to those practices the speaker regards, not as dishonest evasion but, even so, as unacceptable tax avoidance.
    • This other drug legalization movement is an example of what theorists call legal avoision.
    • Such activity is closer to tax avoision, where avoidance shades into evasion, than are the government-sponsored schemes which are now to be arbitrarily chopped back.

Origin

1970s: blend of avoidance (see avoid) and evasion.

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