Dear elfwax, I am a fans of Chronicle.su. I live in 3rd wolrd country namely Indonesia. I have no social security numbers which is great!
The governemnt is suck lately, they force us to have tax number lately instead of social security number.
We are new with this kind of thing. it feels like we are haunted. the tax number attached till I die, reporting tax every year. penalty if we dont/late report. everything is taxed. we pay 10% additional tax for food, drink at restaurant. 21% for more expensive restaurant.
it is called income tax, i dont know how to call this double/triple multiple tax. we pay for the income, and pay another tax again when buying things.
that is what people do at 1st world country. everybody has to report tax, but we are still a 3rd world country!
our tax is used for paying the parliament member, paying their abroad trip, paying their office car. toyota crown! they want to build a new office for the parliament member with spa and gym and pool inside.