There are two main ways of avoiding the payment of tax. The first is to become very rich so that you can afford to pay accountants to hide your money somewhere the taxman cannot find it. The second is to become so very poor that your contribution to the common fund would be so insignificant that it is not worth the postage costs of sending you a tax return. I have somehow wound up in the second category. As for handing in my resignation - well, chance would be a fine thing.