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
Other quirkier taxes included the windows tax
, which was around from the end of the 17th century to the middle of the 19th and was levied on occupiers rather than owners.
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
Many CPAs, aware of Windows' historic instability, refuse to use Windows tax
or accounting applications.