……for men at least. Let me explain. The overwhelming percentage of the taxation paid each year in any developed country is inevitably paid by men. As a function of earning more than women (by dent of having more relevant qualifications, working longer hours, being more productive and a host of other factors), men pay the same percentage of tax on a higher income. Factoring in income tax brackets, the average man is in a higher income tax bracket than the average woman. There is also the fact that a much higher percentage of women work part-time as opposed to men which only further increases the income (and thus, tax paid) disparity between men and women.
Given the above, men would be entitled to expect that their paying more of the taxation dollar would result in them benefiting more from government expenditure – seems logical to men. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that; if it did, there would be lots of funding for male causes such as suicide prevention, testicular cancer and prostate cancer research and treatment, male homelessness (let’s not forget that men make up the overwhelming majority of the homeless) and just about any other male cause you could think of. What actually happens is that governments take the overwhelming-majority-paid-for-by-men taxes and use them largely for the benefit of females whom by definition, contribute the decided minority of the tax pool. Effectively, by being a productive and tax paying male sheeple, a man is effectively allowing sluts to have abortions, single moms to live on a pension, women to have a whole range of health screenings/treatments that no male equivalent is funded for, police to have funds to raid the houses of men falsely accused of domestic violence (and subsequently persecute said men) and to provide women with public housing when they are too useless to earn their own way in the world. Essentially, for a man to pay his fair share of taxes does not help him in any way period.
So what is the answer? The next time your tax is due, rather than do your tax yourself (which basically guarantees you will pay the maximum tax the government can get out of you), have your tax prepared by a reputable taxation accountant. Any competent accountant will be able to show you how to arrange your monetary affairs so as to pay the least amount of tax you need to. When I first started doing this, I was amazed at the sheer number of items I had that were clearly tax deductible. Not only that, but a good accountant will show you how to set up your ongoing future affairs such that you pay the minimum tax in future years. Whereas I once never got a tax refund – and often had to pay the government extra – for the last ten years thereabouts I have had a tax refund of around $6,000 a year. Over ten years this equates to around $60,000 and that is a lot of extra money to have around. This surplus has allowed me to do many things such as top up my investment accounts which will only help me as I approach retirement.
Of course, the biggest benefit is knowing that women’s-only causes are not getting one cent more of my income than I can avoid giving them.