You don`t get anything for nothing in this world. If you want public services then they have to be paid for. So where would you prefer the government to get the money from?"
daniel22 They'll not be happy until everyone is working for sod all, owns sod all, and is worth sod all. "
But there are people in this world that really don`t have sod all. They would be very glad to have to pay any sort of tax. As I have said before on this forum it is only those who have the money that pay tax.
Of all the different kinds of taxation in this country death duties are the once that I worry the least about.
There was a thread on IHT recently and I fully agree with Cymro - it is the only tax you don't actually pay. It is taken from your estate after death. If IHT wasn't taken the alternative is for everybody living to pay extra tax to make up for the loss of IHT income.
But anything I own and would like to pass on to any offspring of mine, I have already paid tax on. So everything that is left after I have paid my tax on it, is then subject to yet more tax, and it is this I don't agree with.
"You don`t get anything for nothing in this world" Does that include the won't work ,don't work,lets have a kid and a free council house junkies who don't pay a penny in tax. No mortgage and more disposable income than your average earner with a mortgage.