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The romance of tax

12 February 2019
Issue: 4683 / Categories: Comment & Analysis
True romance

Key points

  • Harking back to the heyday of married couple’s allowance and deeds of covenant.
  • Tax never fails to surprise.
  • The lure of the intellectual challenge.
  • Poems inspired by tax.

It’s the tax lover’s favourite day of the year – Valentine’s day and because it ties in with our Thursday publication day what better way to celebrate love and taxes? In fact what better way to celebrate than an article about what we love about tax?

The song says that love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage but we all know that love goes very well with our favourite three-letter word ending in x – TAX. The only problem (well I can think of others) is the difficulty of finding something that rhymes properly with ‘love and taxes’. Collapses and relapses didn’t seem to work and the online rhyming dictionary wasn’t much help either – I gave up at...

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