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Taxes in the modern world: the rating of the most sophisticated

16.10.2016 Analytics

Taxes  is  some kind of insurance which the person shall pay for the sake of the own benefit and social security in the future. How fine is a line between fair and unfair taxes? How to understand when does the state demand from us superfluous? What of the countries are succeeded in it more than others?

  1. USA: a tax on bilberry (1,5 cents from each pound of the processed bilberry).
  2. Great Britain: a tax on television (each owner of the black-and-white or colour TV shall pay from 45 to 149 euros per year to a fund the support of the national cameraman of the Air Force).
  3. Germany: a tax on coffee (2,1 euros for kilogramme fried and nearly 5 euros for the kilogram of instant coffee; buying a cup of the invigorating drink in the territory of the country, each of consumers pays this tax. It is always included in the price).
  4. Hungary: a tax on soft drinks with the high content of sugar that damages the health of the consumer (to 1 dollar for aerated water litre).
  5. South Korea: the tax on plastic surgery (additional 10% of the VAT).
  6. Indonesia: a tax on foreign cinema (2,5 dollars in the every minute of the copy of the foreign movie which is imported to the country).
  7. Sweden: a tax on a roulette (300 dollars a month at each game table).

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