evasion evasion  /ɪ ˈveɪ ʒən/


  1. (n) a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
  2. (n) the deliberate act of failing to pay money
  3. (n) nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
  4. (n) the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver


  1. He's free of any criminal charges in connection with the case, but Rich can still be charged in civil court on, say, tax evasion charges.
  2. In Switzerland, tax fraud is considered a crime, but tax evasion is not.
  3. Mikhail Khodorkovsky has served more than half of his eight-year term for fraud and tax evasion.


  1. Tax evasion case continues for Albany doctor

    Court continued today for Dr. Robert B. Sperrazza after he was convicted in early June of three counts of felony tax evasion and two counts of currency structuring.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WFXL Southwest Georgia

  2. Global Offshore Tax Evasion Market Landscape Discussed by WealthInsight in New Report Now Available at ...

    In order to curb offshore tax evasion governments across the world have been taking certain initiatives. This issue had a critical importance during the global economic recession of 2008-2009.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. G-8 leaders to mull Syria, tax evasion, free trade

    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Police are expected to outnumber protesters Monday at the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland, where leaders will seek to narrow their differences on Syria's civil war, promoting freer trade between Europe and North America, and combating global tax evasion.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "Failure to pay your taxes is not a victimless crime," said Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan. "In these days of massive budget shortfalls and service cuts, tax evasion is a crime against all New Yorkers. Whether you are a...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Donovan Source: ABC News

  2. Wilson, whose wife left the CIA after she was exposed, said, "Convicting him of perjury was like convicting Al Capone of tax evasion."
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: Joseph Wilson Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "Our attempts to obtain information through testimony of administration witnesses have been met with a consistent pattern of evasion and misdirection," Leahy said in his cover letters for the subpoenas. "There is no legitimate argument for...
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Guardian Unlimited

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