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Taxes and all that sh!t

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by gomito#10, 22 May 2007.

  1. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    Re: The TV Thread

    fucking shit that is ridiculous! I paid 759.630 GBP for a samsung 1080p 40 inch lCD. $1500 american. Are tv's that expensive over there?
     
  2. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    Re: The TV Thread

    well it sounds like you guys are twice as much as us.. BUT i guess that is expected as we have had HDTV's since 1999/2000. Or there just raping you... But my first HDTV in 2001 was $3300 american, and I guess a similar model today would be $2000 ,maybe...
     
  3. Carl

    Carl Ban Master Staff

    27 December 2001
    N.I.
    West Ham United FC
    Re: The TV Thread

    Yup, we get stung big style, for most consumer goods, electricial, cars, etc
     
  4. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    Re: The TV Thread

    Is that the new one that just came out, with a very reflective screen? That in UK is now about 1.2k.

    True, we do get ripped off. But we have to pay 17.5% tax, we have a queen and we also have a stronger currency so when we go on holiday to America....
     
  5. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    Re: The TV Thread

    We have a Queen... lol :lmao:
     
  6. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies At least, I think I am Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Re: The TV Thread

    Sack the Queen sack the Queen sack the Queen!!
     
  7. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    Re: The TV Thread

    hahaha, yeah but if shit cost you TWICE as much, what good is a stronger currency... %17,5 tax? On your income, or on goods bought?
     
  8. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    Re: The TV Thread

    17.5% on goods bought apart from book and childrens clothes.

    And don't get me started on income!
    The govt. takes 40% of anything you earn over 40k!
     
  9. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    Re: The TV Thread

    Not that I suppert her... but she gets £20(or 12, I forgot) million a year thanks to Tony Blair.
     
  10. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    Re: The TV Thread

    WTF! So if you earn less then 40k you dont get income tax? wow that would be awesome here in the states(for the less fortunate people) but the republicans would never allow it. 17.5% jesus christ!
    you gotta be kidding me.. so if you earn 80k then your take home is 60K? I think thats better then the states... but the %17.5 kills it!
     
  11. Carl

    Carl Ban Master Staff

    27 December 2001
    N.I.
    West Ham United FC
    Re: The TV Thread

    Income Tax goes to a rate or 40% over 40K, but it's about 22% below that level, you also have a national insurance contrbution, to basically you get stung by almost 25% of your wages if you earn under 40K, which I get no where near.

    As for other taxes, fuel is close to about 80%-85% tax here I think, which is crazy, we pay close to 2 dollars per Litre mate. Then you have your House Rates/ Council Tax or whatever, tis all tax tax tax here and yes the 17.5% VAT on almost everything sucks too................

    Anyhow, BOT from now on, otherwise this will need to be moved.

    EDIT: You earn 80K in the UK, your left with 55K after income tax, then minus your national insurance.......... You dont get left with much eh..........
     
    Last edited: 23 May 2007
  12. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    Re: The TV Thread

    This is going notoriously offtopic, but how much is income tax in the US? How much is your net if you earn 80K or summat?

    Apparently, for low Income Tax, Singapore is the place to be...
     
  13. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    But why would you want to live in Singapore?....

    It's all about Dubai, Qatar or Bahrain ;) In that order...
     
  14. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    yea...I've heard that. Two of my mates moved off to Dubai and Bahrain. Not only do they get paid more, they get lower tax there apparently.

    I just heard that, overall, Singapore is seen by many people as one of the best places to live in (Pay, Education, Health Services). I absolutely loved it there....but I won't be able to climatize to the hot weather! :D
     
  15. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    Downside is the govt. spending. Like there aren't many merit/public goods, and you more or less have to look after yourself. Not much of what you call in UK Social Security/Social Services.

    But with news like this, hopefully those countries can re-vitalise: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6672923.stm

    And the girls? ;)
     
  16. gomito#10

    gomito#10 World Cup Winner

    9 May 2003
    DC, USA
    Re: The TV Thread

    ahh christ i should know this, but it all depends on how much you make, how deductions you can take etc... my dad makes a shitton more then me, but he pays way less in income tax because he can right off the interest on two home mortgage and other shit. I own nothing that i can write off so i get screwed. Our tax system is so fucked up(i think). The theory here or made prominent by a certain actor who happened to be elected president(ridiclous old bat). The more you make the less your taxed cause you will re-invest that in the economy which provides more jobs to the poor(the money you would have been taxed). I really dont think this has worked. For a country with our kind of wealth we just have way too many children living in poverty, way too many people living below the poverty line, way too many homeless people. Of course there are studies to show that we have fewer above in our countries history right now, but that means shit too me, no one in this country should live below the poverty line, its just insane that its even possible.
     
  17. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    csaunders, how is the Social Security like in US?

    Like in UK, the govt. gives a lot of benefits away in terms of Jobseekers Allowance (those out of work), National Insurance (you get paid wages even if you are ill, or can't work anymore because of long term illness), tons of other benefits like housing etc...

    We also have national minimum wage of about £5/ph.

    And healthcare is free, but some say crap.

    Ideal Welfare State UK?: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4704081.stm
     
  18. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    Re: The TV Thread

    that's nothing - here in the uk, we also pay 8 us dollars for a gallon of petrol!

    and 10 us dollars for a packet of cigarettes!
     
  19. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    Selling fags at a high price is good though ;)
     
  20. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    i gave up smoking 3.5 years ago - best think i ever did...
     
  21. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    London
    Man Utd
    It sure didn't help you learn to spell though.

    its thing, not think :P
     
  22. Dermot

    Dermot Banned

    13 August 2002
    New York
    Arsenal
    Give Ireland back to the Irish.
     
  23. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    Ulster says no.
     

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