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Income Tax ?

Should it be abolished ?

Maybe, in favour of VAT at a higher rate on Luxury Goods?

So perhaps 40% VAT on expensive watches ; jewellery/cameras and fast cars ?


and then Fuel Tax could Increase so we pay per mile, rather than massive Road Fund Licence - which is an utter farce - especially in these "Pot Holing Times" ... we are looking at getting a 4 x 4 just because of the suspension to reduce damage from disappearing down potholes
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Re: Income Tax ?

But then that would penalise us pensioners who don't pay income tax but still buy cameras, drive cars, etc.
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Re: Income Tax ?

Income Tax is temporary. It was introduced in 1799 to defeat the French. Surely we should have won by now?
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Income Tax is temporary. It was introduced in 1799 to defeat the French. Surely we should have won by now?
Only the losers win.
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I heard it was going to be settled with a penalty shootout.

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But then that would penalise us pensioners who don't pay income tax but still buy cameras, drive cars, etc.
LUXURY ... so DSLR Systems where the body is over 2,000

and cars over 25,000

Watches over 2,000

OK ?
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Only the losers win.
well, Sarkozy has been removed from post ?

and to all intents and purposes Angela Merkal is running the world now that the USA has been found to "spy on her calls"
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I don't call my Kia a luxury car, but it cost me just over £25k. But yes, I concede the others. Unless I buy that Patek Philippe I'm hankering after ....
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well, Sarkozy has been removed from post ?

and to all intents and purposes Angela Merkal is running the world now that the USA has been found to "spy on her calls"
Germany lost the last couple of wars they played in. I rest my case.
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Buy it now before the Luxury Goods VAT Rate comes in
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Germany lost the last couple of wars they played in. I rest my case.
Yes I agree - they sure won in the long run except for the Wall coming down - but then they are making up- those costs now
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You paid over 25k for a Kia?



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You paid over 25k for a Kia?



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Sportage KX3 SatNav. List about 27k. Been faultless so far. They are no longer a cheap brand. They're probably where Skoda were 4 years ago.
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Sportage KX3 SatNav. List about 27k. Been faultless so far. They are no longer a cheap brand. They're probably where Skoda were 4 years ago.
I know Stephen, I was pulling your leg hence the .



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I kind of guessed as much.

It still takes me by surprise though, that I've spent so much on a Kia, yet for the same money I could have got a lower-end Merc. But take the badge off and it's fine.
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