Saturday, 3 January 2009

A Taxing Question (well, two)

Just re-taxed the bike.

I don't like doing it, but I accept the Goverment has to get its money from somewhere.

However . . .

Question One:
Presumably post offices are funded by the Govt. for any transaction they do on behalf of, for example, DVLA . . . so why do I have to pay the same fee - but also a supplement for using a credit card?

Question Two:
While, in principle, I welcome the 'banding' scheme which 'rewards' drivers of low-emission vehicles . . . why does a Band B car warrant a tax rate half that of my bike? My bike has a small engine, has a cat., and doesn't get stuck in so many traffic jams, where 0mpg isn't particularly wonderful.

Grrrrr . . .


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