TaxPersonal TaxAdding insult to injury

Adding insult to injury

With effect from 2000, the government abolished tax relief on academic fees paid out of their own taxed income by over 30s who sought to maintain or expand their education and thereby assist the prospects of excellence for our country as a whole.

To add insult to injury, the government now proposes to expand its tax on education by imposing a new tax on students successfully graduating (i.e. on their hard work and endeavours) where they have not benefited from student loans in order to maintain the envy thinly disguised in its dogma.

What is the obvious response of a diligent, responsible graduate? Emigrate and leave the country?

What is the effect on the economy? Low skills, low GDP and wasteful public sector growth.

C Rogers, Chase Buckley.

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