Charge VAT on imported food

If the cost of food manufactured, grown or packaged outside the UK had 10% VAT charged on it, people would be encouraged to buy British.

It would give an enormous boost to jobs in industry and agriculture in this country.

It could well pay for itself several times over by reduced reliance on the state.

It might mean that the rise in VAT to 20% on many manufactured goods was no longer necessary.

Unless, of course, the EU says we wouldn't be allowed to do it…

Why is this idea important?

If the cost of food manufactured, grown or packaged outside the UK had 10% VAT charged on it, people would be encouraged to buy British.

It would give an enormous boost to jobs in industry and agriculture in this country.

It could well pay for itself several times over by reduced reliance on the state.

It might mean that the rise in VAT to 20% on many manufactured goods was no longer necessary.

Unless, of course, the EU says we wouldn't be allowed to do it…

No business taxes, employee taxes or VAT

Cut all corperation tax , all employee taxes and also  VAT  and replace by a NATURAL RESOURCE TAX Applied At SOURCE .

This tax would replace all present taxes and reduce the burden of administration and finacial accounting  for tax  and employee  purposes.

VAT would also be abolished  and replaced by this new tax .

Fraud would also be avoided to a lrge extent due to the taxes are paid at source and there are few intermedaries and inderviduals  to work fraudulant claims in the new tax process.

The total tax take would also be reduced as the loss to tax collection and fraud would be substantially less

Finacial institutions will have to safeguard there capital with real assets such as gold.

Why is this idea important?

Cut all corperation tax , all employee taxes and also  VAT  and replace by a NATURAL RESOURCE TAX Applied At SOURCE .

This tax would replace all present taxes and reduce the burden of administration and finacial accounting  for tax  and employee  purposes.

VAT would also be abolished  and replaced by this new tax .

Fraud would also be avoided to a lrge extent due to the taxes are paid at source and there are few intermedaries and inderviduals  to work fraudulant claims in the new tax process.

The total tax take would also be reduced as the loss to tax collection and fraud would be substantially less

Finacial institutions will have to safeguard there capital with real assets such as gold.

Remove the Council Tax

People pay too many taxes already and not many countries in Europe has "council tax". Now as the VAT will be increased the council tax should be dropped out and people would not mind an increase in VAT.

Why is this idea important?

People pay too many taxes already and not many countries in Europe has "council tax". Now as the VAT will be increased the council tax should be dropped out and people would not mind an increase in VAT.

Oblish Income Tax, VAT, Rates, Capital & Corperation, Duty

Fair Tax system, it has been said by top US econmical professors that if they were designing a tax system from new they would plan it on sales tax only. In the USA there is a growing grass roots desire for a fair and newer tax system for the 21st centry backed by buiness leader, senate membbers and the  man in the street. Google it….!

All wages paid as gross its all your money until you spend it, there is nothing wong with a verying degree of taxion that are transparent. These tax rates may veriry from 1% to 30% depending on the worth or banding value ie. Goods between £1 to £499 – £500 to £999 – £1000 to £2000 extra.

Or every item or service is independantly assesed for tax rateing.

The Tax would be linked to the econmy, And colled as a sales tax, this sales tax could be divided in to Federal (UK) Country, County and distric so all elements of goverment are founded by the products and service companines that are attracted to that region/area.

The tax would be collected across the counter, and paid weekly by retailers, buisness people in to local postoffice/bank holding accounts which would then be distrubited to all goverment main holding accounts on a monthly basies. (Free money to found postoffice bank to use on overnight money markets as a return for no admin charge to goverment)

This will also cut 50% or more of the civel servant at the inland revenue thus reducing a burden on the public purse. This would also reduce the red tape, it would benifit goverment as the tax revenue would be come availble every mounth rather than yearly or quarterly (VAT) this would then effect the way the goverment borrows money.

The implecation are fantasic the savings would benfit us all, I think there would need to be a regulation about removing money from UK and that would have to be taxed as it leaves.

Were there is a will theres a way, lets not dismiss this.

Every item sold would be subject a rate of tax (homes from 10% upto 30% for house over a certain value)

 

 

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Fair Tax system, it has been said by top US econmical professors that if they were designing a tax system from new they would plan it on sales tax only. In the USA there is a growing grass roots desire for a fair and newer tax system for the 21st centry backed by buiness leader, senate membbers and the  man in the street. Google it….!

All wages paid as gross its all your money until you spend it, there is nothing wong with a verying degree of taxion that are transparent. These tax rates may veriry from 1% to 30% depending on the worth or banding value ie. Goods between £1 to £499 – £500 to £999 – £1000 to £2000 extra.

Or every item or service is independantly assesed for tax rateing.

The Tax would be linked to the econmy, And colled as a sales tax, this sales tax could be divided in to Federal (UK) Country, County and distric so all elements of goverment are founded by the products and service companines that are attracted to that region/area.

The tax would be collected across the counter, and paid weekly by retailers, buisness people in to local postoffice/bank holding accounts which would then be distrubited to all goverment main holding accounts on a monthly basies. (Free money to found postoffice bank to use on overnight money markets as a return for no admin charge to goverment)

This will also cut 50% or more of the civel servant at the inland revenue thus reducing a burden on the public purse. This would also reduce the red tape, it would benifit goverment as the tax revenue would be come availble every mounth rather than yearly or quarterly (VAT) this would then effect the way the goverment borrows money.

The implecation are fantasic the savings would benfit us all, I think there would need to be a regulation about removing money from UK and that would have to be taxed as it leaves.

Were there is a will theres a way, lets not dismiss this.

Every item sold would be subject a rate of tax (homes from 10% upto 30% for house over a certain value)

 

 

 

 

 

Remove the need to submit receipts for fuel expenses

The need to submit VAT receipts for mileage claims is completely pointless.  There is no way of directly attributing the fuel used to a particular receipt.  This merely causes pointless paperwork and means additional receRipts need to be printed at the petrol stations which is bad for the environment.

Why is this idea important?

The need to submit VAT receipts for mileage claims is completely pointless.  There is no way of directly attributing the fuel used to a particular receipt.  This merely causes pointless paperwork and means additional receRipts need to be printed at the petrol stations which is bad for the environment.

Scrap VAT on Condoms

Government in general proclaim to promote safe-sex to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unwanted STD's. So why are Condoms not VAT exempt? Perhaps the manufacture should also be free of any taxes? Anything to lower the price.

Having lived overseas I find the cost for a packet of six or eighteen to be very high in the UK.

The UK health system prescribes the pill to women for free, however condoms are a safer and more reliable form of contraception.

UK has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe and the problem of STD's amongst young people are one the rise.

Why is this idea important?

Government in general proclaim to promote safe-sex to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unwanted STD's. So why are Condoms not VAT exempt? Perhaps the manufacture should also be free of any taxes? Anything to lower the price.

Having lived overseas I find the cost for a packet of six or eighteen to be very high in the UK.

The UK health system prescribes the pill to women for free, however condoms are a safer and more reliable form of contraception.

UK has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe and the problem of STD's amongst young people are one the rise.

Stagger the vat threshold for business

Make the vat threshold for business staggered e.g. Turnover up to 70k = 5% up to 140k = 10% over 140k = 15% and make the de-registration rate the same as the registration rate.

Why is this idea important?

Make the vat threshold for business staggered e.g. Turnover up to 70k = 5% up to 140k = 10% over 140k = 15% and make the de-registration rate the same as the registration rate.

Reverse the requirement for Intrastat returns for services

At the start of this year, a new VAT requirement was introduced for businesses – to submit Intrastat returns for sales of services within the EU. This has not been necessary previously and it is unclear why it is suddenly necessary now, but it does generate a lot of extra paperwork. This is especially the case since there is no threshold below which this does not apply.

I suggest this requirement be reversed, or at least a minimum threshold be made to apply

Why is this idea important?

At the start of this year, a new VAT requirement was introduced for businesses – to submit Intrastat returns for sales of services within the EU. This has not been necessary previously and it is unclear why it is suddenly necessary now, but it does generate a lot of extra paperwork. This is especially the case since there is no threshold below which this does not apply.

I suggest this requirement be reversed, or at least a minimum threshold be made to apply

Allow very small companies (under £30K turnover) to claim VAT back without having to charge VAT.

Very small and nascent business struggle – especially in this climate to stay afloat when crippled by VAT charges, in order to be competitive charging VAT is impossible, but having to pay it seems really unfair when your trying to start something new.

Why is this idea important?

Very small and nascent business struggle – especially in this climate to stay afloat when crippled by VAT charges, in order to be competitive charging VAT is impossible, but having to pay it seems really unfair when your trying to start something new.

Repeal the VAT rise to 20%

This tax hits the poorest people hardest.

It is unfair,immoral & unjust.

The Lib Dems campaigned against & warned against raising VAT at the general election, so why have they now betrayed the people of this country now that they are in government?

Why is this idea important?

This tax hits the poorest people hardest.

It is unfair,immoral & unjust.

The Lib Dems campaigned against & warned against raising VAT at the general election, so why have they now betrayed the people of this country now that they are in government?

Raise the Business Bar

Essentially, this idea is a simple one which is to look at every piece of business legislation and raise the level at which the legisaltion applies.

For example, companies with more than 5 employees need a Health and Safety policy – make it 10.

Look at the VAT threshold – make it optional up to £100k

Raise the levels for everything leaving many Small Business with a lighter burden

Why is this idea important?

Essentially, this idea is a simple one which is to look at every piece of business legislation and raise the level at which the legisaltion applies.

For example, companies with more than 5 employees need a Health and Safety policy – make it 10.

Look at the VAT threshold – make it optional up to £100k

Raise the levels for everything leaving many Small Business with a lighter burden

Abolish VAT on e-books

Printed books are zero rated for VAT which is fine.  e-books which use far less energy to produce and distribute are VAT rated.  This is anomalous.  e-books are still the printed word – even if virtual – and are likely to become the preferred method of reading books.  To encourage their use e-books should be zero rated.

Why is this idea important?

Printed books are zero rated for VAT which is fine.  e-books which use far less energy to produce and distribute are VAT rated.  This is anomalous.  e-books are still the printed word – even if virtual – and are likely to become the preferred method of reading books.  To encourage their use e-books should be zero rated.

Charities – why do we have to pay VAT?

As the Executive Director of a UK based Charity (Institute for Human Rights and Business) which is recognized as an expert institution by the UK Government and receives support from a number of Governments around the world, I am perplexed by the VAT rules as they apply to charities – as is our accountant.

The best financial advice we have is that we should not register for VAT given that only a minority of our operational work is conducted in the UK (and nearly all our funding comes as donations) and obviously the book-keeping cost of registered and maintaining VAT records is significant. Yet, we are having to pay VAT on most of our administrative costs here in the UK.

It does beg the rather naive question as to why Charities are required to pay VAT at all. If our role is really one of public purpose (and perhaps this is not always the case for every Charity – e.g. some of the private schools with charity status) then it would it not be a wonderful thing to free us from paying VAT at all – allowing this resource to be channeled into our work – in our case in many emerging and developing countries as well as the UK.

I guess it might work by all interested Charities receiving a special VAT number – and being able to reclaim all VAT on a quarterly basis, but not required to charge VAT to others. It will also assist in dealings with other contractors based in the EU – to whom we currently have to pay VAT if not so registered in the UK.

Why is this idea important?

As the Executive Director of a UK based Charity (Institute for Human Rights and Business) which is recognized as an expert institution by the UK Government and receives support from a number of Governments around the world, I am perplexed by the VAT rules as they apply to charities – as is our accountant.

The best financial advice we have is that we should not register for VAT given that only a minority of our operational work is conducted in the UK (and nearly all our funding comes as donations) and obviously the book-keeping cost of registered and maintaining VAT records is significant. Yet, we are having to pay VAT on most of our administrative costs here in the UK.

It does beg the rather naive question as to why Charities are required to pay VAT at all. If our role is really one of public purpose (and perhaps this is not always the case for every Charity – e.g. some of the private schools with charity status) then it would it not be a wonderful thing to free us from paying VAT at all – allowing this resource to be channeled into our work – in our case in many emerging and developing countries as well as the UK.

I guess it might work by all interested Charities receiving a special VAT number – and being able to reclaim all VAT on a quarterly basis, but not required to charge VAT to others. It will also assist in dealings with other contractors based in the EU – to whom we currently have to pay VAT if not so registered in the UK.

Repeal 2010 Finance Act [Emergency Budget]

To repeal 2010 Finance Act [Emergency Budget]. I realise that this Act is still passing through Parliamentary Stages but it likely to be Law by the time this work is completed.

Why is this idea important?

To repeal 2010 Finance Act [Emergency Budget]. I realise that this Act is still passing through Parliamentary Stages but it likely to be Law by the time this work is completed.

Reduce Bureaucracy By Reducing Income Tax

Increase the threshold for Income Tax significantly – say to £50,000 p.a and remove most people from the Income tax system – with significant savings in administering income tax. Tax Credits cease to be relevant either.

To replace the revenue increase direct taxation – primarily VAT. There is no consequential increase in the adminstration of VAT as it is collected anyway atthe current rate.

Ensure that essentials are zero rated for VAT ensuring the less well off do not pay the increase.

A tax system then based upon peoples spending and related to whether they can afford it. If you buy the luxuries in life you can afford the tax.

Government should then live within the budget of what the population can afford.

Why is this idea important?

Increase the threshold for Income Tax significantly – say to £50,000 p.a and remove most people from the Income tax system – with significant savings in administering income tax. Tax Credits cease to be relevant either.

To replace the revenue increase direct taxation – primarily VAT. There is no consequential increase in the adminstration of VAT as it is collected anyway atthe current rate.

Ensure that essentials are zero rated for VAT ensuring the less well off do not pay the increase.

A tax system then based upon peoples spending and related to whether they can afford it. If you buy the luxuries in life you can afford the tax.

Government should then live within the budget of what the population can afford.

Bicycles should be exempt from VAT

Bicycles (pedal bikes, push-bikes, whatever you like to call them) should be given a VAT exemption similar to books, food and children's clothes. Bicycle helmets should also be exempt.

Why is this idea important?

Bicycles (pedal bikes, push-bikes, whatever you like to call them) should be given a VAT exemption similar to books, food and children's clothes. Bicycle helmets should also be exempt.

Take Small Businesses out of VAT with <£250k turnover

Small businesses have too much government paperwork, red tape and tax. Please take any small business out of VAT that has a turnover less than £250,000 p.a.. For the small amount I have to pay, it is a lot of work for me, and probably costs HMRC a dispoportionate amount to collect it.

Why is this idea important?

Small businesses have too much government paperwork, red tape and tax. Please take any small business out of VAT that has a turnover less than £250,000 p.a.. For the small amount I have to pay, it is a lot of work for me, and probably costs HMRC a dispoportionate amount to collect it.

Reduce VAT fines for small business’s

the current way of calculating late payment VAT fines is totally out of propotion to the cost of recovery – for small business, who may miss a payment by a day or so you can end up getting fined 15% of your total bill, this can lead to further harrasment and threatening letters if you cannot pay the fine, also it can take 12 months to remove yourself from their blacklist – which again is totally unfair and biased towards the HMRC

Why is this idea important?

the current way of calculating late payment VAT fines is totally out of propotion to the cost of recovery – for small business, who may miss a payment by a day or so you can end up getting fined 15% of your total bill, this can lead to further harrasment and threatening letters if you cannot pay the fine, also it can take 12 months to remove yourself from their blacklist – which again is totally unfair and biased towards the HMRC

Vat Back

Vat costs businesses a fortune to administrate.. If a small amount of the vat that is collected by each business Say 0.5-1% could be kept by the businesses to help with the admin costs.

Why is this idea important?

Vat costs businesses a fortune to administrate.. If a small amount of the vat that is collected by each business Say 0.5-1% could be kept by the businesses to help with the admin costs.

Exempting charities from VAT

The main bureaucracy/admin burden on charities are the complex rules around VAT.  As well as having a direct cost in terms of the VAT that cannot be recovered (which will get bigger with the increase to 20%), there is a huge admin burden in working out how different transactions should be recorded, how much VAT can be reclaimed, getting specialist advice on appropriate treatments etc.  A simple blanket rule that charities are exempt from VAT would be a huge relief.

Why is this idea important?

The main bureaucracy/admin burden on charities are the complex rules around VAT.  As well as having a direct cost in terms of the VAT that cannot be recovered (which will get bigger with the increase to 20%), there is a huge admin burden in working out how different transactions should be recorded, how much VAT can be reclaimed, getting specialist advice on appropriate treatments etc.  A simple blanket rule that charities are exempt from VAT would be a huge relief.

Merge National Statistics collection with VAT return

Merge the collection of data for Government use into one type of return:  Suggestion use the VAT return.  E.g. Only one form for companies to fill out every month/quarter for government tax and data requirements.  This should also apply to other data requests from other government departments which should be added to the same return when applicable.

Why is this idea important?

Merge the collection of data for Government use into one type of return:  Suggestion use the VAT return.  E.g. Only one form for companies to fill out every month/quarter for government tax and data requirements.  This should also apply to other data requests from other government departments which should be added to the same return when applicable.