Christina’s my little breadwinner
…declares devoted husband and retail giant Bill
KERCHING! Tax scam special feature
How to tax people who live together, are married or are in civil partnerships has been a perennial problem for the UK tax system. But people like Bill abuse the tax system when income clearly belonging to one partner in a relationship appears to be paid to the other and tax is saved as a result.
This is easy to arrange when one partner has a personal service company through which they sell services that might otherwise be subject to PAYE or lives offshore. It’s all too easy in these cases for that personal service company to pay an income to the lower paid partner and save tax.
left, Christina endures another hard day’s work at the poolside of her Monaco home [office, surely? Ed]