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Tax is a compulsory amount of money that is paid to the government so that they can provide public goods and services like education and healthcare.

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Tax is a compulsory charge imposed on an individual or business. The money from this Tax goes to the government so that they can provide public goods and services like law enforcement, public education etc.

The UK has a progressive taxation system. This means that individuals with higher incomes should pay a larger percentage of their money in taxes than individuals with lower incomes. This is seen as a fairer system of taxation.

In the UK, the tax system is overseen by HMRC. Their job is to collect taxes and enforce tax rules.

There are lots of different taxes in the UK. For example, Income Tax must be paid on all income above a given threshold. This Income Tax is automatically deducted from Employees through the PAYE system, but Self-employed individuals must submit a Self Assessment to pay their tax bill.

Another example of a Tax is VAT. VAT is a tax in the UK on the consumption of goods and services.

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