The payment of tiny tax amounts that cost the government more collect than the amount recieved.

The government should cancel tax owed if it will cost more to collect than the actual amount being paid. For example, I know people who have had to pay amounts as small as 17p in tax, and in order to pay it have had to exchange letters and cheques etc. with the government – easily a couple of pounds of government money spent. If these taxes were not collected the government would actually be better off.

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The government should cancel tax owed if it will cost more to collect than the actual amount being paid. For example, I know people who have had to pay amounts as small as 17p in tax, and in order to pay it have had to exchange letters and cheques etc. with the government – easily a couple of pounds of government money spent. If these taxes were not collected the government would actually be better off.