Web Results

Window tax

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_tax

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, ...

What was the The Window Tax? - The history of Essex

www.historyhouse.co.uk/articles/window_tax.html

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'

Window Tax - UK Parliament

www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/towncountry/towns/tyne-and-wear-case-study/about-the-group/housing/window-tax/

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 ...

A Tax on Light and Air: Impact of the Window Duty on Tax ...

repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1023&context=phr

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.

England House Tax 1696 to 1834, Window Tax 1696 to 1851 ...

familysearch.org/wiki/en/England_House_Tax_1696_to_1834,_Window_Tax_1696_to_1851_(National_Institute)

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 ...

Historic property taxation in Britain and Ireland

www.buildinghistory.org/taxation.shtml

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 ...

What was the window tax? - ProjectBook

www.projectbook.co.uk/article_43.html

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  ...

The window tax — an open and shut case - FT.com

www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5e9f029e-987d-11e5-95c7-d47aa298f769.html

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 ...

Fascinating History: Window Tax and Other Weird London Laws

fascinatinghistory.blogspot.com/2005/06/window-tax-and-other-weird-london-laws.html

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 ...

The Window Tax: A Case Study in Excess Burden

www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/jep.29.1.163

Article Information. Abstract. The window tax provides a dramatic and transparent historical example of the potential distorting effects of taxation. Imposed in ...

More Info

The Window Tax: A Transparent Case of Excess Burden

www.lincolninst.edu

The Window Tax: A Transparent Case of Excess Burden Wallace E. Oates and Robert M. Schwab A major argument in support of land-value taxation is that it ...

Budget 2013: Oddest taxes in British history - Telegraph

www.telegraph.co.uk

The infamous window tax, apocryphally the origin of the term 'daylight robbery', was introduced by William III in 1696 in England. It was banded, with a flat rate ...

Windows could be boarded up as tenants try to avoid benefits ...

www.theguardian.com

Oct 23, 2011 ... The look of Britain's streets could be dramatically changed, in a development reminiscent of the days of the 17th-century "window tax", due to a ...