Window Tax


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Window Tax

A tax on the number of windows on a house. Window taxes existed in Britain and France during the 18th and 19th centuries. They were intended primarily to affect the wealthy, who tended to live in houses with more windows. In England, the tax was structured as a flat rate per window, with a variable rate applying after 10 windows. Because of the window tax, some homes had bricked up spaces for windows so owners easily could install windows if the tax were reduced or repealed.
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I know - a window tax - that should do save the day George, but not on static caravan windows eh.
I pay a window tax, I'll get over it, be near peace, never mention
There was a window tax and so the only the wealthy could afford glass, the windows of the dwellings on the lower floors were bricked up.
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Lynne Stopkewich (Kissed), working from a script by Dennis Foon (Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity), took her characters literally into the darkness for Windows, the story of a couple of artists who opt to cover up every window in their house and go without natural light, rather than pay a new window tax. This story, taken from Dressing Up for the Carnival, sounds preposterous at first, but has its roots in reality.
In this context, no government has ever introduced facilities of the one window tax collection for the industrial community of the country.
The levy system has not failed as such, but it is in the process of being bypassed by progress and transformed into a piece of fiscal history, alongside Pitt's Window Tax.
YES, the window tax lasted from 1697 to 1851 and applied to houses with more than six windows.
The Window Tax, although contemporaneous with the Glass Duty, was an assessed tax, based on the number of windows in a property, and was not related to the Glass Duty.
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Mrs H Glasgow THE Tories have caused terrible suffering among the poor, encouraged demonisation of the disabled, and with the bedroom tax equalled a tax as disgusting as the window tax from 300 years ago.
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