250,000 download app to keep track of their taxes
10 January 2013
Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK have downloaded an official app that allows them to work out the amount of tax they pay and how the government spends it.
The tax calculator app, which was released in the spring last year by HM Revenue and Customs, has now been re-launched with additional features.
People can now get updated public spending information and detailed descriptions and explanations of each spending category.
They can also enter their own tax code and get more information on tax rates.
"Taxpayers have a right to know how their money is spent," said Treasury minister David Gauke.
"The calculator is an excellent way to bring transparency into the tax system.
"With so many people downloading the app, we can see that there is a real appetite to know where taxpayers' hard-earned money is spent."