Thursday 23 November 2017

Stealth charges force us to suffer a lifetime of levies

Whether it's pensions, insurance or just going to the shop, we're all being taxed to the hilt, writes Jerome Reilly

STEALTH taxes have us in their icy grip from cradle to grave -- from the €10 to register a birth to the €10 death-certificate charge when we finally leave a life of levies and hidden charges.

At all points between we are bombarded with demands for money from the State and private companies acting at its behest.

There is no escape. All we can do is bend the knee to our revenue-raising overlords and watch as the money we earn, already taxed to the hilt at source, is taxed again and again as it leaves our purse or pocket.

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