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window tax

n
(Historical Terms) history a tax on windows in houses levied between 1696 and 1851
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As for the windows tax, if the windows were filled with materials that makes no distinction between the adjacent wall and the former, they were not counted as taxable.
"It's an un-thought out and unjust piece of legislation which will be remembered as much as the Poll Tax and Windows Tax are."
Ms Spelman (Con Meriden), the Shadow Local Government Secretary, said the changes were a return to the ancient windows tax, introduced in 1696.
The proposals were yesterday branded a modern-day version of the ancient windows tax by campaigners.
Many CPAs, aware of Windows' historic instability, refuse to use Windows tax or accounting applications.