Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Heavyweight Bills and Vice Grills; You & Your Money

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Heavyweight Bills and Vice Grills; You & Your Money

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Byline: STEPHEN MCDOWELL

IF THE Budget's got you thinking about your income tax, you might be reassured, or depressed, to learn how much our movers and shakers pay each year.

Digita.com's celebrity tax meter reveals just that. By typing in details of your salary it will calculate not only how much income tax you pay but how it compares with the staggering tax bills of celebrities from Sir Elton John to Chris Evans.

Lennox Lewis's tax bill packs a fair punch. The boxer paid more than [pound]11 million tax in the year ended April 2000 on estimated earnings of [pound]30 million.

However, Digita.com, which supplies tax technology to the Inland Revenue, does have other, more useful purposes. For example, there is a facility to check that the amount of tax you pay corresponds with the tax code on your payslip.

You can find out whether you are eligible for family tax credit and work out statistics you might need to fill in a self-assessment form. …

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