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From the monthly archives: May 2018

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The Farm Horse Tax of 1797

In 1797 Great Britain introduced a farm horse tax on horses and mules that were used in husbandry or trade.

The Clock Tax of 1797

The Duties on Clocks and Watches Act 1797 was an Act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain instituting a tax on clocks and watches.

The Hair Powder Tax of 1795

The tax on hair powder is one of several taxes William Pitt the Younger introduced in Great Britain to help fund the Napoleonic wars with France.

The Glove Tax of 1785

As Britain’s 1784 tax on hats was such a lucrative revenue raiser for the government, they decided to complement it with a glove tax. 

The Brick Tax of 1784

The brick tax was a tax on bricks and tiles introduced in Great Britain during King George III’s reign to help pay for the wars in the American Colonies.

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