Your tax guide of the day

A fascinating find from here.

The full and official list of tax loopholes.

No, of course I\’ not been through it all but some seem eminently sensible. Like, for example, the drilling cores from undersea oil and gas exploration do not have to pay the aggregates levy. Cabin crew do not pay Air Passenger Duty.

Some are less so: flights from Scottish islands don\’t pay APD: and nor do air crew flying on a stand by freebie.

If anyone wants to go beyond the \”a\”s, feel free to tell us what you find.

7 thoughts on “Your tax guide of the day”

  1. That’s awesome.

    I suspect Scottish island flights don’t pay because an unusually high proportion of the passengers are islanders who rely on the flights to get to the mainland, as opposed to, say, leisure travellers. APD would be considered an extra “tax” or toll on those people.

    But that’s just a guess.

  2. yikes!

    782
    Landfill Tax

    Pet cemeteries

    A disposal is not a taxable disposal if it is material consisting of the remains of domestic pets.

  3. “I suspect Scottish island flights don’t pay because an unusually high proportion of the passengers are islanders who rely on the flights to get to the mainland”

    Does that apply to the Isle of Man? Or the Isle of Wight, for that matter?

  4. “Does that apply to the Isle of Man? Or the Isle of Wight, for that matter?”
    Don’t be silly, they probably attract an extra tax just to fund the Scottish subsidy.

  5. My favourite is that Angostura bitters are exempt from alcohol duty. GO FOR IT, TRAMPS!

    On APD, the Isle of Man is treated as a foreign destination (equivalent to EU/EFTA countries), being not part of the UK and all. There aren’t any scheduled flights to the Isle of Wight, obviously.

  6. Andy H, you are right. The exemption also applies to flights from (but not to) airports in the remoter parts of the Scottish Highlands. Quite right, too.

    Residents of the isles and the remoter parts of the Highlands also get (at the moment – it has to be renewed every so often) a 40% discount on flights within the catchment area, and to the main Scottish airports.

    Kay Tie, no it doesn’t apply to Wight and Man. The Isle of Man is not subject to UK law, of course, as Ritchie would no doubt be the first to remind you.

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