Death and taxes

TS has always regarded tax as a grim subject, especially at the end of the month when a third of TS’s already meagre salary disappears into the ether.
A recent case involving a company called Funeral Planning Services, however, gave grim tax a whole new context.
The funeral service group was engaged in a, er, life and death struggle with HM Revenue & Customs over whether its product should be exempt from VAT.

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