Windows and playing cards, which eventually took psycho, various ridiculous taxes of ancient times east and west

Although it is taxes that come to various places in social life, various taxes were introduced that make it think that "nothing is costing such things ...".

In addition to entertainment and luxury goods, there seems to be tax being imposed on things necessary for daily life, such as attaching windows to their homes and adding duties. In addition, it was surprised that it was something that had been taxed to a cowardly heart, so that unexpected decisions will be created by the time background.

Looking at these examples, let's imagine that it would be called "animation tax" or "hair color tax" if the tax system with the same impact in Japan is born now ... I will.

Details are as below.1: Tramp tax

Trump tariffs are a popular example and representative examples of fun things are easy to tax.

In the era when there was no television yet, as it was fashionable to play cards with family after dinner, the king who governs the country thought to squeeze the tax from there. When the decorative design and the manufacturer's logo mark came to be seen on the spade's ace card, in the 16th - 17th century BritishJames I of the worldTax collection began under the reign of Japan. Taxes were imposed on the production of the card and it was required to mark the card as proof of tax payment. Then, until April 1960, the cards sold in the UK were taxed and the spade Ace cards were signed by the printer.

2: Candy tax

In September 2009, it was decided to impose a higher tax rate on candy than other foods in Illinois State, USA. The taxation standard seems to be that it is possible to distinguish candy and food properly by saying that "When ingredients contain flour or need frozen preservation", it seems that there is a hole as to what you think I can not believe ...

3: Athlete tax

The "athletic tax" actually introduced in the United States is a kind of income tax, and seems to be collecting taxes from athletes from outside to earn income in that state or city.

It was usually a very wealthy and famous professional athlete that was targeted for taxation because the state can not afford to keep track of outside humans visiting for business purposes. It seems that they not only taxed participation schedules etc. of popular athletes but also taxed their salaries themselves. I think that it is certainly possible to collect taxes efficiently, but I feel that it can not be said that it is a well-thought tax system.

4: Cowardly tax

"Cowardly tax" is a tax that began in England in the 10th century, and taxes for those who were depressed were nominated and whatever the reason was taxed on those who decided not to fight for the king.

This "cowardice tax" isHenry IIt was first introduced under the rule of the government, and the tax at that time seems to be relatively cheap. However,King JohnRaise the tax rate to a tremendous number of 300%, a clearly stated way of imposing a tax on all the knights in the year when there was no war, which later restricts the authority of King JohnMagna CartaIt is said to be one of the reasons leading to.

This tax system remained for 300 years, but it was replaced by the method of taxing the army afterwards.

5: Hat Tax

"Hat Tax" is the British Prime Minister ·William PittIt was introduced in the year when it took office. The system was designed to raise the tax rate at a rate roughly consistent with the wealth of each individual, and the government was designed to obtain income in a straightforward way in a straightforward manner.

Why was the hat subject to taxation? Because the hat is an accessory, rich buy a lot of expensive items, poor people buy only one cheap hat or live without one It was supposed to be assumed. With the introduction of this tax, the hatter was forced to purchase a license in order to operate. If you break or evade taxes, you will be fined, even if you are a lady's hat, "a person wearing a hat" will not be an exception, and if you break or tax evasion you will be fined I was imposed. In this tax collection, it seems that the counterfeit of income stamp of hat tax is being executed.

6: Window tax

In the UK from the 17th century to the 18th century, the "window tax" was socially important and had great power both culturally and architecturally. In the house of that time, red bricks are piled up in the window part, and many are obstructing the part. Initially introduced in 1696, in the era of William III, it seems motivated to compensate for finances by taxing wealthy taxpayers.

First of all, 2 shillings were taxed per house, and according to the number of windows attached to the house, the amount to pay further increased. Because of that, people in ordinary households had removed the windows, but the first rich family in the kingdom used this tax system to incorporate it into the state, and as much as possible to the villa as well as the mansion. Attach the windows,Load bearing wallIt seems that we have lent a lot of money to windows.

Such a "window tax" that did not work at all at all, it seems that it was surprisingly never abolished until 1851.

7: beard tax

In 1535 in the UKHenry VIIIIt is "beard tax" that introduced. This tax was a progressive taxation system that changes according to the social position of the beard growing person. His daughter Elizabeth I further strengthened the tax system and all beards that have been extending for more than two weeks are subject to taxation.

Beard taxes have been introduced even in the Imperial Russia, but the circumstances are somewhat different from those in the UK. Emperor of RussiaPeter I"Beard tax" was enacted from the idea that "beard has no item", people who want to grow beards had to pay taxes and carry the certificate after paying tax. It seems that there was speculation that this was not the hobby of the emperor, but the culture of European countries with strong national strength was introduced a lot, and the official language was also wanted to reform the domestic situation which had become Westernized, such as adopting French.

8: Cocaine tax

"Cocaine tax" is the tax on illegal drugs and smoked alcohol, as stipulated by the Tennessee Legislature in January 2005. A drug dealer anonymously pays taxes for drugs to the tax office and is a system that receives stamps for proof. If the dealer does not possess stamps when arrested, it is said that a corresponding fine is required, but it is a mysterious system from the perspective of ... ...

There are about 22 states that taxing illegal drugs by the same method other than Tennessee state. In addition to drugs, taxes are often applied on prostitution as well.


In 2003, New Zealand proposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a manner that follows the Kyoto Protocol is called so-called "farting tax" that levies farms of cattle and other livestock. In New Zealand, it was an idea that was invented because greenhouse gas emissions such as methane by livestock accounted for 50% of the total, but naturally the rebound was great and agriculture was important as a national industry , Labor government said that he gave up realization of this tax.

10: Pessicide tax

The phrase "Money is not smelly" says that it was born of a mysterious tax called "Oshikko Tax" born in the Roman Empire.VespasianWas protested to Titus of his son "Oshikko is ridiculous", it is said that he responded like this, and it seems that monetary value is still used in the sense that it is still dirty now.

Because we were bleaching and sterilizing wool toga (clothing) with ammonia contained in urine, weaving companies and others had to pay tax to use urine of public toilets. Because there was such a thing, the word of the word public toilet in France, Italy, Romania is said to be the name of Vespasian.

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