Quick accounting questionMarch 5, 2012 Tim WorstallTax5 CommentsHow many words are there on a page of Tolley\’s guide to UK taxation? previousColonialism caused AIDSnextDoubling down on error 5 thoughts on “Quick accounting question” The Thought Gang March 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm The one I’m looking at… approx 1000. Oh, OK, 954 est being 53 lines of 18 words (est av) each. SadButMadLad March 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm Multiplied by 14000 pages gives you 14m words of which probably only 1m is the amount actually required to write out a fair and simple taxation system. Ian Bennett March 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm Damn sight less than that, I would have thought. Vir Cantium March 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm That may be for the general Tolley’s Tax Guide … but if you want the doozie, it’s got to be Tolley’s VAT. Typically 40+ lines at 15 words each … that’s 600 minimum per page, times 2065 pages (plus another 112 for the legislative references tables and index). Oh, and there’s two of them every year. 2.5m words. Vir Cantium March 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm Ouch. I really shouldn’t be hauling volumes of Tolley’s around with my bad back. Should I blame Tim or the generations of ‘something must be done’/’look at how generous I am with your money’ politicians and civil servants? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.