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From the monthly archives: February 2018

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1710 - A Tax on Playing Cards

Although playing cards have been taxed since 1588, the English Government dramatically raised taxes on playing cards in 1710.

1709 - Candle Tax

In 1709 the United Kingdom Government introduced the candle tax. A tax was payable by candle makers on each candle they manufactured.

1628 - Ship Money

The Plantagenet Kings of England had the medieval right to require Maritime towns and counties to furnish them with ships in times of war.

300 BC – Salt Tax

The first salt tax was levied in ancient China in 300 BC and was used to fund the construction of the Great Wall of China.