To keep it simple--- think of it this way: Tax avoidance is the maneuvering to avoid the tax liability in the first place. The tax does not exist, because in a legal sense, no income, profit or gain ever existed. Tax evasion is maneuvering to avoid the payment of a tax liability that has already been created. The tax exists because the income, profit or gain already exists. To avoid paying the tax is a criminal act.
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