I just need to rant somewhere. What is real theft? Let’s take my example with easy numbers:
I cost for my employer 2000$ / month. (employer pays extra tax)
My gross salary is: 1650$ / month.
I pay taxes, so my NET salary is 1096$% month.
Well, that’s already ~50%.
Let’s say I was super lucky with a crypto investment, and I made a 10x from my 1 month of salary, eg:
I spent 1000$ on LTC when it was 30$, this means I bought 33LTC (I wish I had)
I sold all of my LTC on coinbase for 300$ recently, which means I got 9900$ for my investment. Pure profit: 8900$. Yaaay.
Well, now I have to pay tax even after that 8900$ gain!
15% - personal income tax, that’s 1335$
22% - health contribution tax, that’s 1958$
Okay, I paid my taxes after my crypto gain. I’m left with 5607$…
Now I want to surprise myself with the best alieanware notebook that money can buy for 5607$.
Do you know how much tax is incldued in the notebook’s price which costs 5607$? 27% VAT, that’s 1513$ tax again!!! Without VAT it would be 4094$…
This makes me so sad We really need that revolution