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Old 25.09.2009, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by beer_bart View Post
I've got a friend who makes his living playing poker. Quite a handsome living too. He also pays no tax but claims no benefit either. But I know he's visited a NHS Doctor recently. How is that possible?
You don't need to pay tax to visit a GP. You just need to be registered with the NHS. In fact in some places you can see the nurse no questions asked even if you're not registered. Gambling income isn't taxed. This person is still contributing to economy, he still buys food, pays rent, w/e, he just doesn't pay income tax as he has no taxable income. It's sort of like winning the lottery except lots of little wins.
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