I don't normally speak to 'Son of Duff' like that because I have always been a gentle, understanding and very tolerant, easy-going Dad - sorry, did you say something, 'SoD'? However, since this referendum kicked off I have been forced to read his fairy-tales in my 'comments box' in which he insists that all those pols in Westminster and Brussels will be far too busy arguing with each other for them to come up with any schemes likely to interfere with our daily lives.
I have news for you, 'SoD'!
Courtesy of Guido, I learn that the 'the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee' in Brussels has agreed - repeat, agreed - that all individual tax-payers inside the EU will be issued with an individual European Taxpayer Identification Number (EU TIN). According to the European Commission text:
“Proper identification of taxpayers is essential to effective exchange of information between tax administrations. The creation of European Taxpayer Identification Number (EU TIN) would provide the best means for this identification. It would allow any third party to quickly, easily and correctly identify and record TINs in cross-border relations and serve as a basis for effective automatic exchange of information between member states tax administrations.”
Hello, SoD, are you reading this 'over there' as you dance up Broadway? Once they have everyone issued with a personal tax number, how long do you suppose it will be before they introduce a European tax? In order to cheer up my regular commentator, BOE, I will quote the words of a Brussels-based UKIPPER:
“If we stay in the EU, we will be forced to pay a European tax. Plans for an EU taxpayer ID system – effectively a new continental National Insurance number – demonstrates their real ambitions for further integration. They are laying the foundations for an EU tax system.”
Well said, Sir, couldn't have put it better myself!