The name tax is seen as a burden or a levy, on subjects in the olden days paid to kings and queens. As an accountant, I wanted to know if it is possible to make people actually understand the meaning and use of tax. Then they will understand and appreciate my job.
When you understand the real meaning and use of tax you will actually smile paying it. Tax is used to build and maintain infrastructure in any country, so in a nut shell the taxes you pay is used to run the government.
Then I decided to find out why most people are unhappy paying tax and my finds were shocking to me;
1. Group 1 were unhappy with the stress of providing documentation before taxes are computed.
2. Group 2 were of the view that the taxes were too high.
3. Group 3 were of the view that the timing disrupts their business or work.
And the list goes on and on.
So I decided to reply to their grievances;
Group 1: The documents that you provide is meant to prove that you actually had the income that you are paying tax for. So if you don't have the income or expense no need to claim or pay it.
Group 2: Tax is never too high when your circumstance is put into consideration when preparing your income tax. Before you blame the government for having very high tax rates, first make sure that you have claimed all your available tax credits. Your tax credits are meant to compensate for any circumstance or situation that you are in. Making taxation affordable.
Group 3: Time is money, so look at efficient options of tax filing and avail of them.
So let me introduce Tax GO to you. Tax GO is an app and an online resource that you can use to file income tax and apply for a tax refund from anywhere in the world once you have internet connection. Currently we have services for United Kingdom and Ireland, with many other countries coming soon.