Os168, thanks a lot for explaining me into such details , and I am so sorry to hear that people have to pay taxes that much, some hidden, in such verious ways... (fyi, the consumption tax in Japan is 5% right now. The government is trying to raise it up to 8% in April 2014 then 10% in October 2015, but is having a pretty hard time to get an approval from the House of Councilors (=the Upper House).)
Originally Posted by os168
I guess all the people in the Great Britain would get only half of their salary/income after taxes. And above all, I am surprised the most by 'car congestion charge'. People have to pay ￡12 PER DAY just going into the city of London??? If you use a car to go to work every day, you have to pay something like ￡240 a month, don't you?
But 8 years since then..again sorry to hear that, seniorita.
Originally Posted by seniorita