Football player earning 200k a day

29 posts in this topic

2 hours ago, MikeMelga said:

You really want to go that path? More taxation in business? >30% corporate tax, plus if you want to get money, the remaining profit has to pay AGAIN income tax and social security! A business owner will see much less than 50% of what the business profited! Then as a private person you pay 19% VAT on most stuff!

Add all those together and you end up with 30% of what you earned!

 

How about making more with the taxes already collected??

Nice idea but until a number of loop holes used by footballers as well as wealthy businessmen are closed, then bringing things back into government ownership that were profitable before and properly run will reduce the pressure on taxation. Classic case of that is the UK rail system, privatised but the companies are still getting grnts from government. For what exactly?

 

Please remember that the  Scandinavians pay far more in tax and yet have a higher standard of living and still have profitable companies. Why does it work for them and not others?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, john g. said:

I still, however , really admire players who remain loyal to their roots and their home team.

So do I as long as it´s not Southend ;)

11 minutes ago, French bean said:

Please remember that the  Scandinavians pay far more in tax and yet have a higher standard of living and still have profitable companies. Why does it work for them and not others?

Because sadly with many people it´s not about companies making a profit it´s about companies making more profits and yet more profits.

Why should something be done for the good of everyone when people can make more money for themselves or their shareholders.

Footballers are idolised for their skills for playing the game and often criticised for the money they earn yet business people are lionised for the money they earn.

31 minutes ago, French bean said:

Classic case of that is the UK rail system, privatised but the companies are still getting grnts from government.

Because a business needs to make a profit, benefitting people is not a concern.

The world is pretty fucked but as long as some people keep making money then there´s not a problem apparently.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, French bean said:

Please remember that the  Scandinavians pay far more in tax and yet have a higher standard of living and still have profitable companies. Why does it work for them and not others?

Corporate tax:

- Finland: 20%

- Sweden: 20.6%

- Denmark: 22%

- Norway: 22%

- Netherlands: 25.8%

 

Germany? Between 30 and 35% (state + federal).

Portugal? For larger companies, above 30%

 

 

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, MikeMelga said:

Corporate tax:

- Finland: 20%

- Sweden: 20.6%

- Denmark: 22%

- Norway: 22%

- Netherlands: 25.8%

 

Germany? Between 30 and 35% (state + federal).

Portugal? For larger companies, above 30%

 

 

income tax and social security payments. With those figures it looks like individuals are subsidising business.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I`d happily kick a ball around for half that price! :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, French bean said:

income tax and social security payments. With those figures it looks like individuals are subsidising business.

Yes, I found it surprising when I found this a few years ago, when I considered a move to Belgium/Netherlands. Then I found out that mid-high earners are basically subsidising businesses and stakeholders!

 

I start feeling that these "socialist" nordic countries are not so socialists after all, or at least not in the traditional way we think about them. Lots of benefits for large corporations, high taxes and social security for the "peasants".

 

Bear in mind, in this discussion I don't like to put corporations vs individuals. My main take is that we shouldn't raise taxes, we should make better use of what we collect already!

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 23.5.2022, 09:09:16, MikeMelga said:

Yes, I found it surprising when I found this a few years ago, when I considered a move to Belgium/Netherlands. Then I found out that mid-high earners are basically subsidising businesses and stakeholders!

 

I start feeling that these "socialist" nordic countries are not so socialists after all, or at least not in the traditional way we think about them. Lots of benefits for large corporations, high taxes and social security for the "peasants".

 

Bear in mind, in this discussion I don't like to put corporations vs individuals. My main take is that we shouldn't raise taxes, we should make better use of what we collect already!

There was a discussion about this a few yonks back on a German late night talk show and it came to the conclusion that for taxes to be used wisely it would take a greatly enlarged tax office and the last thing Germany needs is an enlarged Bürokratie.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 26/05/2022, 09:34:28, slammer said:

There was a discussion about this a few yonks back on a German late night talk show and it came to the conclusion that for taxes to be used wisely it would take a greatly enlarged tax office and the last thing Germany needs is an enlarged Bürokratie.

Lol if it was a reason just to make increase tax income you bet they´d have more Bürokratie.

The Germans appear never to have heard of streamlining theirs.

 

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now