alecstilleyedye said:despite being employed, i still get a tax return (hangover from freelance days).
bonj said:So not only do you evade VAT, you also evade income tax on your cycling gear. So effectively me the taxpayer is paying for your cycling gear. In effect, anyone that works is subsidising anything that anyone who's got their own business can claim is essential.
Which is fine for those that have got their own business, because it's a necessary perk for the risk of being self-employed. But for those of us that work 9-5, it pushes the prices and inflation up.
Patrick Stevens said:Steady on there, tax evasion is a crime. The government has introduced a tax concession on biking to work and I'm simply using the concession. There's no evasion involved.
Arch said:I don't care. The idea that bonj is paying for Patrick's cycling gear has made my day...
Patrick Stevens said:Maybe there should be a direct connection, so that bonj pays directly. Therefore, if I get a Colnago, bonj gets his tax increased immediately.