Monday, 24 April 2017

Thought 524: Who are Taxpayers?

Contrary to popular belief, out-of-work benefits claimants are also taxpayers, despite their income being drawn from taxation, in so far as everyone pays sales tax in the form of VAT whenever they buy goods or services - and who never buys goods or services?

Of course political rhetoric makes the equation between workers and taxpayers because people who are 'economically active' often pay income tax, national insurance and council tax on top of inevitable value added tax.