Another stealth TAX on the way

A claim that millions of drivers who use their own cars for
work face sharply-increased taxes under plans being considered by ministers has
been described as “pure speculation”.

Even those doing voluntary work could be caught up by the
scheme, drawn up by Revenue and Customs, said The Daily Telegraph.

Should the idea be adopted, a motorist driving 10,000 miles
a year for an employer could face an additional tax bill of £500 to £1,500 a
year, the newspaper said.

At present, anyone who is reimbursed for using their own car
is entitled to claim 40p a mile for the first 10,000 miles without facing tax.
After that anything paid over 25p a mile is subject to both tax and national

Under a plan reportedly being considered, the 40p allowance
would be slashed to 25p for those using cars with CO2 emissions above 185 grams
per kilometre. Thus anybody driving 10,000 miles for work could be £1,500 a
year worse off, the newspaper said.

The Telegraph said that Revenue and Customs had confirmed
that the tax penalty would apply to those using their own cars for work.

A spokesman for Revenue and Customs said: “This is pure
speculation and any policy decisions are a matter for ministers.”

Perhaps GORDON BROWN would
like to enlighten everyone.


NuLab – Destroying Britain
from the inside out.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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