So, how much taxes does your country take away from you if you earn let's say... $10k per month and you want to cash it out for your luxury as a reward for all of your hard work? It's an informative question, I'd just like to hear some different calculations. If you worked your ass off for a couple of years and you are making $10k of steady profit every month in my country, you can pay out in total about $3600 after all the taxes, social expenses and hours of paperwork. I didn't include some expenses that concern 90+% of businessmen, so the actual number is even lower. To make it even worse, there's a freshly established extreme left party in my country that got almost 10% votes few months ago, and their main program is to tax everything that is above $2000 per month even more, so this might become an ever bigger comedy in the future. It's a comedy that this party is run by people who didn't move a finger in their lives. It's a magic of politics. What about your country?