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Unusual Taxes We’ve Had Throughout History

We all have a view on taxes and I’m guessing they’re mostly unfavourable. The saying ‘the rich get richer and the poor get poorer’ definitely seems to ring true, especially in these hard economic times.

Here in the UK, we’re into a second stint of a Conservative government and just days after the election, there’s already talk of new wave of austerity measures.

Taxes aren’t new – in fact King John introduced a tax on wool exportation as far back as 1203, – and throughout the ages we’ve had some pretty unusual taxes to say the least. This infographic from efile.com highlights some of the weirdest.


Unusual Taxes