What exactly do we spend our taxes on?
There are times when you wonder whether complications are introduced to tax out of sheer bloody-mindedness when a simpler and more equitable solution might be available.
There has been discussion of late on the ideal structure for a tax system, but it seems to me that this cannot be discussed in purely technical terms.
This was suggested by members of the PAC when they questioned Dave Hartnett and Edward Troup recently: It is hardly a new perception being an article of faith for the FSB and many others, says
Several legendary English cricketers, including key members of the 2005 Ashes winning team, are facing “very substantial” bills for payment of tax as a result of their involvement in film inves
Well you always complained, didn’t you, that people wouldn’t take an interest in tax. And now perhaps they do, says Simon Sweetman. Be careful, as they say, what you wish for.
The day the HSBC news officially broke I had this phone call from Radio 5 Live asking me to come on air and comment, says Simon Sweetman.
First of all the person at HMRC who suggested taxpayers use Twitter to contact them because they can’t get through on the phone: Something which sounds to me like
Nearly Christmas so why not think about charity. Eh? Get that soft cozy glow, perhaps, says Simon Sweetman.