Two questions about the Royals and tax; the Queen and husband don't pay as she is head of state but why do her relatives have special status?
2014-04-30 03:55:16 UTC
Is that not the sign of a corrupt state?

And 2, when the relatives like Andy and Charles worked out how much to pay who did they make this deal with, as their mother is the HM in HMRC.....with her personally, as the boss, or a member of HMRC staff?
Ten answers:
2014-04-30 05:18:46 UTC
nowhere does it say highways, drainage, sanitation, housing, parks ,street lighting, police and many many more , but you pay for them. course we pay for the royals, one of the problems is that NOBODY knows how much. when people aren't told the truth, and perceive injustice....they tend to bleat.
Ghost Of Christmas Past
2014-04-30 04:02:56 UTC
The Queen personally owns the Crown Estates. All of the profits from running the Crown Estates goes to the tax man. That's currently around £250 million a year. When you pay that much tax, you can start whinging. The tax man also gets 25% of the surplus from the Duchy of Cornwall and the Duchy of Lancaster, both owned by members of the Royal family. In return, we pay the Royal family around 8 million a year for the Queen to be our head of state and for ceremonial duties from other members of the Royal family. Over all, we make a huge profit out of royalty - compare that to the costs of running the American Presidency.
2014-04-30 09:59:36 UTC
The Queen pays taxes voluntarily--something done since the early 1990's. Charles has ALWAYS paid taxes. The rest of the royal family pays taxes as well.
2014-05-01 01:55:20 UTC
All members of the royal family pay tax,they may have good accountants that help them pay the minimum amount, but they do pay, the queen has paid tax since the 90's when the fire at windsor castle happened and we were going to pick up the bill for the fire,we finally said no way! that's when buckingham palace was opened to the public, to pay for repairs on the castle,it proved so popular that now every summer when the queen goes to balmoral the palace is opened to us,for a fee!
2014-04-30 04:22:01 UTC
It is an interesting question not least because so many people do not understand how the royal finances work and bleat on about how much they are costing the taxpayer. The only contribution the taxpayer makes is towards security, which they do for most politicians and would have to do in the event there was a president.

The Queen pays Income tax and VAT - on a voluntary basis - and since she is not assessed for tax there is no reason to make anything public apart from satisfying the interest of nosey people. Prince Charles also pays tax but doesn't have to - he pays tax on his earnings from the Duchy of Cornwall but does not pay corporation tax (since it is not a corporation). As a major employer it pays contributions to NI, pensions etc.

There is no great opacity - all dealings for which there are tax requirements are made available to the appropriate departments. There is far less scope for corruption compared to the multi-nationals that make loads of money and yet get away without paying tax in this country by claiming to be off-shore.

The Crown Estate which the Queen owns (but has no involvement in) is managed by a Commission and 85% of the proceeds goes to the Exchequer. The sovereign is exempt from Inheritance Tax - as much of what passes from one sovereign to the next is part of this portfolio and is in effect held in trust for the state (many of these assets eg palaces are open to the public). All the other members of the Royal Family pay tax.
2014-04-30 11:21:01 UTC
Our Queen, Prince philip, and the rest of the Royal Family do pay their own taxes, and have been doing so since1988
2014-04-30 16:45:20 UTC

Not everything HM has is hers.

*Items such as Buckingham Palace, the Crown Jewels, and the artwork is held in trust for the nation.

*The Crown Estate is a property portfolio owned by the Crown. Surplus revenue goes to the Treasury.

*Two properties are owned by HM: Sandringham and Balmoral. She also has her own private wealth.
2014-04-30 05:04:27 UTC
On my payslip the taxes all go in NI (National Insurance), That means Healthcare, Education and Social Security. We are a welfare state after all.

Nowhere does it say my taxes go to the royal family. U need to stop listening to that yank bullshiite mantra that the republic idiots over-here keep on parroting it over and over. Don't be misled by the anti-monarchist......

Think for yourself...!!!
2014-04-30 03:57:14 UTC
The Royal Family ALL pay tax. This was brought in a few years ago.

Now next wrong question ?

2014-04-30 04:20:34 UTC
They don't have any special status.

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