Is income tax illegal?

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The United Nations ICESR Human Rights Treaty states that everyone has the right to earn a living. If you're earning the average salary, you're paying 20% tax. This means that for 2.4 months of work a year, you are earning nothing. Surely this must be a violation of the human right? IMO everyone working at HMRC should be in prison.
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(Original post by Megto)
The United Nations ICESR Human Rights Treaty states that everyone has the right to earn a living. If you're earning the average salary, you're paying 20% tax. This means that for 2.4 months of work a year, you are earning nothing. This must be a violation of the human right. In my opinion everyone working at HMRC should be in prison.
You seem rather challenged.
You are takes on a paye basis, so there is no month where you are 100% taxed which undermines your attempt at an explanation. It does not prevent you earning a living.
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You seem rather challenged.
You are takes on a paye basis, so there is no month where you are 100% taxed which undermines your attempt at an explanation. It does not prevent you earning a living.
People taxed at 20% have 2.4 months worth of work taken away from them i.e. they are not earning for 2.4 months of work dumb dumb.
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(Original post by Megto)
The United Nations ICESR Human Rights Treaty states that everyone has the right to earn a living. If you're earning the average salary, you're paying 20% tax. This means that for 2.4 months of work a year, you are earning nothing. Surely this must be a violation of the human right? IMO everyone working at HMRC should be in prison.
Your maths is nonsensical. How did you achieve your 2.4 month claim?
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People taxed at 20% have 2.4 months worth of work taken away from them i.e. they are not earning for 2.4 months of work dumb dumb
Except they arent taxed all at once.
They live in a society where tax is accepted and from a government they vote in through laws.
If you dont like it go and live somewhere else.
If you dont like it stop using the services it pays for.
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Your maths is nonsensical. How did you achieve your 2.4 month claim?
Sigh.

If I work for 12 months, 20% of what I earn is taken away for income tax (illegally imo).

20% of 12 is 2.4.

So for 2.4 months worth of work my earnings go to the HMRC gangsters.
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Sigh.

If I work for 12 months, 20% of what I earn is taken away for income tax (illegally imo).

20% of 12 is 2.4.

So for 2.4 months worth of work my earnings go to the HMRC gangsters.
No it's not.

Have you forgotten about the personal allowance?
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Your logic is unbelievably flawed as your taxes go to giving you services such as roads, healthcare ect
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Sigh.

If I work for 12 months, 20% of what I earn is taken away for income tax (illegally imo).

20% of 12 is 2.4.

So for 2.4 months worth of work my earnings go to the HMRC gangsters.
This is still wrong. You can currently earn £12,500 before tax kicks in. You also neglected to take into accout National Insurance.

An average salary of £28677ish pays £5600ish which is around 2 months gross pay.

But you are forgetting that for that money, you got free education, you get free healthcare, behefit from a road infrastructure, libraries, university, worldwide travel, freedom of expression, liberty, safety and a justice system that holds all to account. You couldn't buy all that for less than £5k a year.
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No.
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