Reply to post: Re: The UK Tax system is no longer fit for purpose.

UK.gov gears up for IR35 private sector crackdown – say industry folk

Kevin Johnston

Re: The UK Tax system is no longer fit for purpose.

This has been mooted a few times now and the tax systems of various other countries have been held up as examples. In essence, the consensus was that a simple tax allowance and a flat rate of tax benefited the lower paid 90% and actually brought in enough from the top 10% who currently pay lawyers to avoid tax (remember children avoid is legal, evade is not) that the Revenue would get the same into their coffers and a tax return would be 2 minutes work.

The main casualties in that would be tax lawyers who would have to get a real job and amazingly this seems to be a major stumbling block, how odd.

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