My Note of Discontent (NOD)
A personal note of somebody who is nobody in this Tax World:
Mr. O M Weerasooriya has done a wonderful job by writing this poem but there is something that we would like you to know.
A Developed country will collect 20 to 35% as taxes in this world.
A Developing country will collect 35 to 42.5% as taxes.
Today Sri Lanka collects 63% as taxes.
Every 100 rupees you earn 63 rupees will go back to the government as taxes.
This means Sri Lanka is heading for disaster like Zimbabwe (this is true- my own comment-We are heading that garden pathway rapidly in the name of development Who cares?) who collects a whopping 88% as taxes.
Support somebody who could change this at least to a developing level.
Few lines would do.
At first I thought this was funny…then I realized the awful truth of it.
Be sure to read all the way to the end as that’s the punch line!
Tax his land, tax his bed,
Tax the table at which he’s fed.
Tax his tractor, tax his mule,
Tax his cow, tax his goat,
Teach him taxes are the rule.
Tax his work, Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts Anyway!
Tax his pants, Tax his coat.
Tax his ties, tax his shirt,
Tax his work, tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco, tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his cigars, Tax his beers,
If he cries tax his tears.
Tax his car, Tax his gas,
Find other ways to tax his aRss (after the daily purge).
Tax all he has, then let him know
That you won’t be done, till he has no dough
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till he’s good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he’s laid.
Put these words upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me to my doom…’
When he’s gone, do not relax,
Its time to ap ply the inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax,
Airline surcharge tax
Airline Fuel Tax,
Airport Maintenance Tax
Building Permit Tax,
Corporate Income Tax,
Dog License Tax,
Driving Permit Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment (UI),
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax,
Petrol Tax (too much per liter)
Gross Receipts Tax,
Hunting License Tax,
Marriage License Tax
Personal Income Tax,
Prescription Drug Tax
Provincial Income Tax,
Real Estate Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
Retail Sales Tax
Service Charge Tax,
Provincial and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax,
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax,
Workers Compensation Tax
Tourism Promotion Tax
Value Added Tax……..
G.S.T. (Gona Saha Thanakola TAX-Bull and the Grass TAX)
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our Nation was one of the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle-class and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the hell happened?
Can you spell ‘Politicians’?
I hope this goes around SRI LANKA at least 100 times!!!!!
YOU can help it get there!!!!
GO AHEAD – – – be a SRI LANKAN !!!!!!!!!!
SEND IT AROUND EVERYWHERE for a change
Help make a difference.
Ayubowan, is Long Life.
If you live long you pay more TAX.
Then the next life we believe is spared.