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It isn't just the comedian Jimmy Carr who made a "terrible error of judgment", or a canny accounting judgment to take another perspective, over his finances.

A whole host of celebrities are avoiding tax on their vast fortunes.

"I met with a financial adviser and he said to me 'Do you want to pay less tax? It's totally legal.' I said yes," Carr grovelled.

"I now realise I've made a terrible error of judgment."

From sports personalities to rock stars, some celebrities just don't want their money siphoned off by the state.

David Cameron said Carr's tax avoidance was "morally wrong", while others said they would do the same if they had the chance.

So who else lives in Cameron's tax morality vacuum, apart from, so it would seem, half the Conservative Party's donors?

International Business Times UK looks at some of the well known celebrities who tinker with their tax arrangements in avoidance schemes that cost the Treasury billions a year in lost revenues.

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