The big guns are lining up.
Revenue is about to write to us all and tell us what our properties are worth, with a view to mugging us for their damned Property Tax.
I would argue that there is only one way to establish the value of property and that is to sell it on the open market. Any other valuation is just an arbitrary figure that is plucked out of the air and is totally meaningless. After all, if I put the Manor up for sale and no one wants to buy it, then it is effectively worthless? Conversely I could put it on the market only to find it is the dream home of some oil-rich sheik in which case it could be worth millions?
That aside, Revenue are already coming out with the threats. They haven’t even valued my property yet but already they are threatening me that if I don’t pay, they are going to steal the money directly out of my pension before I even get it. And if they can’t get it that way they will throw the full weight of the courts at me. And if that fails, they will simply wait until I am dead and then claim the full amount [plus interest, of course] out of the sale of the house.
This tax is nothing more than legitimised theft. They have decided they want money, and I have to give it. If I refuse, they simply take it from my grave.
I would be tempted to go for the old “scorched earth” policy. When I go, I take my home with me in a grand blaze of glory, but the cunts would still get their blood money out of the land that remains.
So now I have to work out how to make my land worthless.