Sunday, July 23

I think we can all sympathise with George

‘Pinsker’s expertise protected The Beatles’ assets with a range of creative but perfectly legal ideas to keep down their tax bill. But he found he had to warn the boys against profligacy. Early on, the press called them millionaires. Pinsker had to clarify to them that their millions were earnings, not assets, and they needed to set aside a lot of those earnings for tax. They were never happy with that – that’s why George wrote Taxman. They’d been poor boys, who’d worked hard and made money, and now someone was trying to take it away.’

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street, 
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat. 
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat, 
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet. 
Don't ask me what I want it for 
If you don't want to pay some more 
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman 
Now my advice for those who die 
Declare the pennies on your eyes 
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman 
And you're working for no one but me.

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