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Stamp Act

n
(Historical Terms) a law passed by the British Parliament requiring all publications and legal and commercial documents in the American colonies to bear a tax stamp (1765): a cause of unrest in the colonies
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Stamp′ Act`



n.
an act of the British Parliament (1765) for raising revenue in the American colonies by requiring that documents, newspapers, etc., bear an official stamp.
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Noun1.Stamp Act - an act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the Colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766
legislative act, statute - an act passed by a legislative body
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"The Stamp Act," replied Grandfather, "was a law by which all deeds, bonds, and other papers of the same kind were ordered to be marked with the king's stamp; and without this mark they were declared illegal and void.
They therefore made a most stubborn resistance to the Stamp Act."
Grandfather spoke briefly of the public measures that were taken in opposition to the Stamp Act. As this law affected all the American colonies alike, it naturally led them to think of consulting together is order to procure its repeal.
They sent a humble petition to the king, and a memorial to the Parliament, beseeching that the Stamp Act might be repealed.
Emmanuel Kofi Nti, Commissioner-General of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) says the enforcement and compliance of the Excise Tax Stamp, in accordance with the Excise Tax Stamp Act, 2013 Act 873, has resulted in 21 percent growth in revenue.
ISLAMABAD -- The Senate on Monday adopted all of the 61 recommendations of its standing committee on finance and revenue, asking the National Assembly to delete the much-talked Asset Declaration Scheme, the Stamp Act of 1899 and West Pakistan Motor Vehicles Taxation Act 1958 from the Finance Bill 2019-20.
For this purpose, the amendments in Stamp Act 1899 through the finance bill 2019 have also been completed.
As per law stamp duty is required to be paid on instruments of transfer deeds and other transactions as prescribed by law at the rate stipulated under the Stamp Act 1899.
The Bill which aims to amend the Income Tax Act 1967, the Promotion of Investments Act 1986, the Stamp Act 1949, the Real Property Gains Tax Act 1976, the Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990, and introduce the Service Tax Act 2018 and the Sales Tax Act 2018 was later approved by the Senate.
Summary: Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Oct 18 (ANI): In a move to mobilise additional resources for the state, the Punjab Cabinet has approved an ordinance to amend Schedule 1-A of Indian Stamp Act, 1899, to enable an increase in the stamp duty rates.
Any transfer of property which falls within the provisions of sub-section (1) of this section shall be exempt from the application of the Stamp Act, 1899, Registration Act, 1908 and Income Tax Ordinance and any sale of construction-related goods which falls within the provisions of sub-section (1) of this section shall be exempt from the application of Sales Tax Act, 1990, Customs Act, 1969 and Federal Excise Act, 2005.