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From the monthly archives: January 2018

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'January 2018'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

1660 - Hearth Tax (Chimney Tax)

A hearth tax, also known as hearth money, chimney tax, or chimney money, was a property tax levied on each hearth or fireplace.

1188 - Saladin Tithe | One of the First Recorded Taxes on Income

One of the first recorded taxes on income was the Saladin tithe introduced by Henry II in 1188 to raise money for the Third Crusade.

Scrutage Tax | Buying out Military Service Obligation

Many knights were not keen on risking life and limb so instead took advantage of the opportunity to buy out their military service obligation.

The Danegeld Land Tax - 810

The Danegeld, or Dane tribute, was a tax raised to pay tribute to the Viking raiders to save a land from being ravaged.

60 AD - Urine Tax

The Roman emperor Nero (37AD – 68AD), requiring extra funds to undertake capital works programmes, enacted a urine tax, known as the vectigal urinae, on the buyers of urine

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