2,606 years in the making

Crouching_tiger Here at TS, we are partial to the odd moan or two at the Rev, as no doubt are many of our readers. But, while we may think the taxman is a bit behind the times on occasion, it is lightning quick compared to some of its international counterparts.

News reaches us from China, via returning tax whiz Anne Redston, that the Chinese government has agreed to change its tax system by removing the levy on agricultural workers after agreeing with those afflicted that it was indeed burdensome.

This is good news for the agricultural workers no doubt ­ but you could argue that the victory has been long fought.

The tax was originally introduced in around 600BC.

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