The window tax was a property tax based on the number of windows in a house.
It was a significant social, cultural, and architectural force in England, France, ...
A look at when the windows in your home were the subject of a government tax
and how it bacame known as a 'tax on health, and a 'tax on light and air'
This tax was first imposed in England in 1696. It was intended to be a progressive
tax in that houses with a smaller number of windows, initially ten, were subject ...
Apr 1, 2008 ... references to the Window Tax buried within accounts of more notable ... The
Window Tax originated in England in 1696 out of a desperate.
Sep 6, 2014 ... Imposed at the same time as the window tax, and often collected together, the
house tax assessed a flat rate on occupiers of inhabited ...
Sep 1, 2009 ... In order to levy a property tax, a nation-wide survey was carried out of all ... What:
Window tax was introduced in England, Ireland and Wales in ...
I was reliably informed by my father that these features were a result of the long-
loathed Window Tax. Such a ridiculous-sounding imposition only made me seek
Dec 4, 2015 ... “Neither air nor light have been free since the imposition of the window tax. We
are obliged to pay for what nature lavishly supplies to all, at so ...
Jun 3, 2005 ... In 1766 The House and Window Duties Act was passed by Parliament. This
meant that every house in England and Scotland had to pay a ...
Article Information. Abstract. The window tax provides a dramatic and transparent
historical example of the potential distorting effects of taxation. Imposed in ...