So the guvn’ment has been bizzy bizzy these past couple of days introducing us to all the various new taxes and tax brackets we’ll be subjected to in the near future. It seems they’ve found a way to tax everything, from heavy industry to biscuits, and anything in between.
Predictably the media is all-abuzz with the changes, and the Baggalútur news service is no exception:
As we all know, the government plans to boost its tax sources substantially in the near future, with a host of new taxpayers joining the ranks of those who are already taxed to the max.
For the first time, elves and hidden people will pay income and capital gains tax, ghosts and other deceased persons will be made to pay a complex doomsday tax – and dwarfs, whose operations have hitherto been exempt from VAT, must now also pony up. It is not clear whether trolls will be taxed in this particular round, as tax collecting is fairly risky in their case.
Migrating birds will be made to pay a special sojourn and nesting tax, and land wights will have to deliver energy and resource fees on behalf of the land itself.
With these kinds of measures, we’ll be out of the kreppa in no time.
Temps have climbed over the last 24 hours, from a frigid 1°C yesterday to a balmy 7°C [45F] right now. The downside is that it’s set to start raining on us, and it’s already quite windy, which as we know is never nice. The sun rose at 10.07 this morning and will set at 4.16 this evening.
[Baggalútur = Icelandic satirists extraordinaire.]
[PS – I simply must call your attention to the amazing photographs that Alexander E. and LDE have been posting in the forums. Check them out!]