window tax


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window tax

n
(Historical Terms) history a tax on windows in houses levied between 1696 and 1851
References in classic literature ?
Of course, those who were stationed nearest to the head of the line, where they could most see and be seen, and have the first blow at him, paid the highest prices for their places; and the few straggling inhabitants in the outskirts, where long gaps in the line began to occur, and the traveller could get over walls or turn aside into cow-paths, and so escape, paid a very slight ground or window tax.
Other assessed taxes on property and possession exist, such as window tax from 1696), mainly at the National Archives and other local archives.
1695: A window tax was imposed in Britain which resulted in many being bricked up.
Mrs H Glasgow THE Tories have caused terrible suffering among the poor, encouraged demonisation of the disabled, and with the bedroom tax equalled a tax as disgusting as the window tax from 300 years ago.
In Britain, for instance, the tax controversies date back to centuries: in the late 18th century, the British government levied a tax on the sale gloves, to be followed by a tax on hats; then came the window tax, depending on the number of windows that a home had at that time.
Clearly, tax avoidance was common back then also, because people avoided the tax by hanging plain wallpaper and then painting patterns on the walls; | salt has been a popular area in which to raise taxes, probably because it is a necessity, with the French gabelle tax being a contributing factor in the French revolution; | the Window Tax of 1696 was arguably a precursor to the proposed mansion tax, as it focused on wealthier people with larger homes; | in certain states in America Christmas decorations are subject to tax, clearly demonstrating a Scroogelike mentality; | Sweden has imposed a tax on new-borns being given an original name not already in use
This so-called window tax was repealed in 1851, to be replaced by "House Duty", presumably a forerunner of council tax.
Tenders are invited for Providing Single Window Tax Collection Counter & Reception Counter At Ground Floor Of Indira Bhawan, Port Blair.
Maybe some of their cronies should be paying window tax and bedroom taxes on their large homes ?
WHY does Iain Duncan Smith not bring back the window tax for people with more than, say, 10 windows?
SPARE ROOM 101 TAX Roof tax, poll tax, window tax Now a spare room tax, can't relax, ex-lax Frankie says: "No room tax.