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August 27, 2004

Tax Returns

New tax guide

I need to get onto doing my tax return (which is where you ask the government very politely to return the tax that they should not have taken in the first place :-)). Every time I think about it, I remember the old joke about the new tax returns. The Gray Monk has an variant:

The old joke used to be that the Chancellor had a simplified new Tax Return Form in mind. It only had four questions:

Where do you live?

How much do you earn?

Where do you keep it? and

Do you want to give it to us in cash or cheque?"

The one I remember was even easier:

1. How much did you earn?

2. How much did you spend to earn it?

3. Send us the rest.

Sometimes it seems like it would be almost easier for the government to just collect the pay packet and then hand back an allowance - sort of like living at home and paying board :-(

Posted by Peskie at August 27, 2004 12:00 PM


Don't give them any ideas!

Posted by: Kat at October 5, 2004 09:10 PM