How much tax you pay in your life
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The amount of tax we pay has long been a contentious topic in Britain.
New research from The TaxPayers' Alliance blames Government policy for the high cost of living, calling for major changes from the top.
It shows that over a lifetime, an average household will pay £826,030 in direct and indirect taxes, up from £804,323 last year. This includes:
- £287,963 in Income Tax
- £169,371 in VAT
- £107,045 in Employee's National Insurance Contributions
- £65,068 in Council Tax
Here, we provide 16 tax-cutting tips that you needn't feel guilty about - in fact, you should feel bad if you don't make use of them!