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. Signs were hung out on all sides to allure him; some to catch him by the appetite, as the tavern and victualling cellar; some by the fancy, as the dry goods store and the jeweller's; and others by the hair or the feet or the skirts, as the barber, the shoemaker, or the tailor.
Other assessed taxes on property and possession exist (such as window tax from 1696), mainly at TNA and other local archives.
1695: A window tax was imposed in Britain which resulted in many being bricked up.
PRGMEA Chief Coordinator urged the government to introduce One Window tax collection system which he said will help collect ten times more revenue.
4 DAYLIGHT ROBBERY - 25% off total bill Nestled under the Georgian buildings on Dublin Street in New Town, Edinburgh, this bar, eatery and late-night den earned its name from the infamous window tax. A great selection of beers - and it's open until 2am!
Other assessed taxes on property and possession exist, such as window tax from 1696), mainly at the National Archives and other local archives.
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.
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 ??????
So he invented Window Tax. Everyone hated it and people bricked up their windows to avoid paying it.
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."