Who's affected: Chinese pastry-lovers
"Moon cake tax" became a buzz phrase on the Internet after the Beijing newspaper the Mirror Evening News reported on the ramifications of the tax changes on Friday.
In a poll by weibo.com, which had attracted more than 5,000 respondents by Sunday afternoon, 96 percent of those answering said they oppose moon cakes being taxed.
Most workers are unaware of such a tax, believing the moon cakes to be a benefit, with no strings attached, a report of China National Radio said.
An opinion piece on Sunday in the Qilu Evening News, in Jinan, East China's Shandong province, said authorities had never explained the tax implications of giving moon cakes, so they were responsible for public ignorance on the matter.
Tax Country: Sweden
Who's affected: Online pornographers
The bottom line: The Swedish tax authority has apparently never heard of the phrase "not safe for work." Last year, the Skatteverket began cracking down on hundreds of online webcam strippers who had neglected to pay income taxes on money received for their services. Dag Hardyson, head of the investigation, told the BBC that initially the agency had difficulty identifying some of the strippers and that automated software failed to adequately target the culprits, but, "When we investigated the sites manually, it worked better."
The Skatteverket estimates the lost revenue to be north of 40 million Swedish kronor ($5.56 million). Hardyson's explanation probably raises more questions than it answers: "They are young girls, we can see from the photos. We think that perhaps they are not well informed about the rules." Creepy.