Danny Alexander's "mansion tax lite" has been torpedoed by oligarchs claiming their £2m+ properties are "open to the public". It shows how hard it is to stop the rich - and their lawyers - finding creative ways to beat the taxman.
Like the poll tax, the decision to cut council tax support by 10 per cent will force the poorest households to pay the local charge regardless of their income.
New figures from the party show that 643 bankers earning more than £1m a year will receive an average of £54,000 from the cut in the 50p tax rate.
In obsessing over the mansion tax we risk ignoring the real issue.
Never mind trying to minimise your tax liability - it's surprisingly easy just to take yourself completely offshore and pay no tax at all, says Willard Foxton.
Coalition negotiations over the Autumn Statement are fraught but there is one wheeze that could help the Chancellor.
They'll become staff.
Stop weeping about the £600,000 you take home every year shrinking by a few thousand. It is offensive to the people who survive on a hundredth of that, says Alex Andreou.
Guardian Media Group has reported pre-tax losses of £75.6m in the last financial year.
The latest "crackdown" on tax avoidance is nothing of the sort.