Re: What if taxation is inherently unjust?
I have no earned income, but inherited a brick shithouse.
I didn't ask to inherit it, but I did. It stands on a lovely bit of land which came with the shithouse on it. When I inherited it, it was valued by the state at $100 and the state took $15 in tax because. In order to pay this $15, I had to borrow some money, I used the shithouse as collateral. I pay interest to an evil bank on a regular basis, money which I am forced to borrow, adding to my principal debt. I also pay $2 a year to the tax department in land/building taxes based on the public valuation of my shithouse and the land on which it stands. There are also water rates, garbage collection services and so on paid semi-annualy. I must borrow this money each and every year. So far I have borrowed $47 additional dollars to pay taxes and services to the state for my ownership of the shithouse.
I would like to sell my shithouse as a form of tax evasion - but no one wants to buy it at any price.
Recently, the state revalued my shithouse, noting that brick buildings sold nearby seem to have risen substantially of late. My shithouse is now valued at $200. So it's now $4 a year in land/building taxes based on the state's new assessment. I shall have to borrow this extra money. An increase in land/building taxes is being discussed in council, this amount will rise shortly. I predict this will not be the last tax increase.
I would like to give my shithouse away as a form of tax evasion - but no one wants to have it.
A recent change in zoning of the land upon which my shithouse rests, made said land extremely valuable (it is now residential) according to the state, thus the taxes I owe will be raised to reflect this new zoning and valuation. The shithouse is on a small strange shaped block, and building regulations prohibit building a residence on this parcel of land, so no one will want to buy my shithouse for the land to build a residence. The new valuation is likely to be an order of magnitude above the current valuation, as the state needs to raise money to put in "services" for the coming residental area. As a wealthy landowner, apparently I must pay my fair share.
I would like to demolish my shithouse as a form of tax evasion. I am unable to do this, it is illegal.
It seems my shithouse was once owned by Thomas Crapper and it is rumored that his famous invention was first tested in my shithouse. Thus, the building is listed, and it may not be demolished or changed in any way. Further, I am thus required by law to maintain my shithouse so that it does not fall into disrepair. The "old buildings department" recently advised me that under threat of legal action, I had 14 days to comply with their directive that a new roof be placed on my shithouse. The previous roof (thatched) had disintegrated due to age and lack of regular thatchery. The thatcher has quoted me $3842 + materials for a new thatched roof, and this was the discounted price!
I will need to borrow this money and now pay interest on it.
However, it seems the bank is no longer willing to accept my shithouse as collateral for the loans that I keep taking out, while the state continues to invent new and creative ways to exert state authorised power over me with respect to all aspects of my shithouse, resulting in new taxes and charges I must pay, or be sent to prison. As I can no longer raise cash to service my bank debt, they are threatening foreclosure and advising the start of civil actions to recover their loans and interest due.
Soon the bank could own my shithouse. But they do not want it, for the same reasons that I never wanted it as its primary purpose is a piece of capital from which the state can legally extract money directly from the owner. The bank will thus not foreclose. They will sue. I will need to seek Legal Aid from the state.
I think I need a shit, while I evaluate my options. Luckily, I will be able to "save a penny", having my own convenience for just this eventuality.