Some middle earners 'taxed more than in the UK'

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UNMARRIED average earners are taxed more heavily in Jersey than they would be in the UK, figures show.

A retired investment manager who contacted the JEP showed that Islanders earning £30,000 year, which is just above the average wage, now pay £269 more in income tax than their UK counterparts.

The source, who wished to remain anonymous, submitted calculations to the JEP demonstrating the difference and said that they believed that single Islanders earning between £26,000 and £43,000 were paying more tax than they would be in the UK.

Senator Sarah Ferguson, who recently had her proposals for a review of Jersey's tax system defeated in the States, said that there were some 'anomalies' in the Island's tax set-up.

She said: 'We need a simple tax system, which everybody can understand, which is why I wanted a tax review to be carried out.

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