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32,000 Hungarians plan to take to the streets for 'internet tax' protest

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In the UK

Buy something that retails at 1 GBP and pay VAT at 20% making 1.20

You earned the 1.20 GBP to buy item and so probably paid income tax at, say, 20%

20% of 1.20 is 0.24 GBP making 1.44

National Insurance rates paid at, say, 12% makes 0.12 GBP making 1.56 GBP for something costing 1.00 GBP

so to buy something costing 1.00 from the shop you have to pay guvmint 0.56 a nice little earner for Treasury and civil servants?

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