Bizarre British Tax Law

It is tax time here in the United States. So, for all of you who are trying to figure out your taxes for the year, here is a truly bizarre British tax law that is still on the books in the UK.

It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing.

How’s that again? And you thought the United States tax laws were confusing!

Note: Click here for other strange laws still on the books in Great Britain, including the following:

  • It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
  • It could be regarded an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen’s image upside-down.
  • Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned. (!)
  • The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen.
  • It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour.

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