"The UK's tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer." Full article is News Headlines here. This seems worrying to me. I'm not sure I'd appreciate the government getting a chance to take their cut from my pay before I get a chance to see it. We have withholding here in the US but at least the employer pays us at the end of the pay period (less deductions) instead of sending the gross amount to the government for "deduction of an appropriate amount". How much will the government decide is enough to deduct and how much will the government deign to return to the serfs?