Jan 13, 2012
Doing a bit of writing. Couldn’t remember whether tax payer was one word or two. Didn’t want to bother @danosirra. Googling gave mixed results. And it wasn’t in the ever-reliable Guardian Style guide.
So I dropped them a note:
Subject: Tax payer or taxpayer
would be a good one to add. I see wide variation, notably between BBC and Guardian
and there’s the TaxPayers’ [sic] Alliance…
…to which came the frankly epic reply:
Subject: Re: Tax payer or taxpayer
Thank you for your email.
Good suggestion. I will add them to the guide.
Our style is taxpayer (one word). As for the TaxPayers’ Alliance, I see they claim to be “non-partisan”, which is about as convincing as their spelling.
Gotta love that. You can even show your love by buying their book.