History Tax History

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Here are some neat things about taxes in our history. Can you think of more?

    10/07/1040 - Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes

    16/11/1380 - French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever

    01/03/1382 - French Maillotin uprises against taxes

    22/06/1497 - Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath

    09/06/1525 - Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch

    20/10/1634 - English King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax

    20/05/1639 - Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes

    31/05/1678 - Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes

    26/09/1680 - Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal

    15/12/1680 - Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal

    01/09/1689 - Russia began taxing men's beards

    07/10/1714 - People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar Neth

    06/04/1722 - Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards

    24/05/1726 - -26] People's revolt due to increase in gin/brandy tax

    22/12/1731 - Dutch people revolt against meat tax

    03/01/1750 - Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth

    17/05/1750 - -18] Tax revolt in Gorinchem

    23/12/1751 - France sets plan to tax clergymen

    23/07/1764 - James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation

    22/03/1765 - Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists

    23/11/1765 - People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax

    29/06/1767 - British passes Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America

    11/02/1768 - Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes

    06/07/1787 - French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax

    13/11/1789 - Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death and taxes"

    03/03/1791 - 1st internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits and carriages)

    14/07/1798 - 1st direct federal tax on states-on dwellings, land and slaves

    09/01/1799 - Income Tax introduced in UK

    15/11/1813 - Tax revolt in Amsterdam

    20/12/1820 - Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 and 50

    09/04/1833 - 1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH)

    24/06/1846 - Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished

    14/08/1846 - Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance

    07/03/1851 - Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends

    24/07/1851 - Window tax abolished in Britain

    05/08/1861 - US levies its 1st Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)

    01/01/1862 - 1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)

    01/07/1862 - Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco and on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)

    04/08/1862 - US govt collects its 1st income tax

    01/09/1862 - Federal tax levied on tobacco

    04/02/1864 - 24th Amendment abolishes Poll tax

    15/03/1867 - Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university

    12/03/1868 - Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax

    20/07/1868 - 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes

    01/07/1869 - Dutch newspaper stamp tax repealed

    01/01/1871 - Belgium disbands salt tax

    26/01/1871 - US income tax repealed

    12/05/1891 - Riot against tax increase in Paramaribo Suriname

    27/08/1894 - Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court

    12/07/1909 - 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)

    03/02/1913 - 16th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified

    25/02/1913 - 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax

    01/03/1913 - Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)

    08/03/1913 - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy and collect income taxes

    03/10/1913 - Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)

    03/03/1917 - Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations

    25/02/1919 - Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1› per gallon)

    11/04/1921 - Iowa imposed 1st state cigarette tax

    03/05/1921 - West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax

    14/03/1923 - Pres Warren G Harding becomes 1st pres to pay taxes

    13/04/1926 - Bicyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam

    16/05/1927 - Supreme Court ruled bootleggers must pay income tax

    12/03/1930 - Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

    17/10/1931 - Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison

    04/05/1932 - Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary

    06/06/1932 - US Federal gas tax enacted

    01/01/1941 - Netherlands begins taxing wages

    09/06/1943 - "Pay-as-you-go" (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized

    10/06/1943 - FDR signs withholding tax bill into law (this is W-2 Day!)

    01/07/1943 - "Pay-as-you-go" - 1st withholding tax from paychecks

    07/01/1948 - US president Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan

    04/08/1948 - 5 day southern filibuster succeeds in maintaining poll tax

    01/08/1953 - Calif introduces sales tax (for education)

    05/07/1956 - France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria

    04/07/1957 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase

    15/05/1960 - Taxes took 25% of earnings in US

    23/01/1964 - 24th Amendment ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections

    24/01/1964 - 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect and states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes

    04/02/1964 - Amendment 24 outlaws poll tax

    25/03/1966 - US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional

    14/03/1971 - The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

    25/07/1973 - George Harrison pays œ1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert and album

    10/10/1973 - VP Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion and resigns

    27/02/1975 - House of Reps pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill

    22/04/1976 - Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

    24/06/1977 - IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

    06/06/1978 - Proposition 13 cuts California property taxes 57%

    07/06/1979 - Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion

    11/06/1979 - Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months

    19/11/1979 - Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion

    18/01/1980 - Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager sentenced to 3« years in prison for tax evasion and fined $20,000

    18/05/1982 - Unification Church founder Rev Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion

    19/05/1982 - Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

    16/07/1982 - Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud

    24/05/1983 - Supreme Court rules govt can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students

    24/06/1986 - US Senate approves "tax reform"

    22/07/1986 - House of Reps impeaches Judge Harry E Claiborne on tax evasion

    27/09/1986 - Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms

    27/09/1988 - Senate votes for major federal tax code changes

    29/01/1989 - L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion

    31/03/1990 - Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws

    08/05/1990 - Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway

    19/07/1990 - Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

    01/01/1991 - 5% sales tax on consumer goods and services goes into effect in USSR

    02/02/1992 - IRS and Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)

    03/03/1992 - Pres Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to

    18/03/1992 - Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion

    15/04/1992 - Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion

    21/05/1992 - NJ senate overrides Governor Florio's veto and lowers sales tax to 6%

    07/04/1994 - Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion

    08/12/1994 - Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges

    28/07/1997 - Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion

    10/11/1997 - Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud and time served
     
  2. fiamacho

    fiamacho New Member

    A very interesting list.
     
  3. bodebliss

    bodebliss The Zoc-La of Kromm-B Premium Member

    Great list!
     
  4. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    That is a great list ! I have a question for you JcM : I just stumbled across this site : http://www.vernonjacobs.com/zero-tax.htm and the author states that as a US citizen , you are taxed by the US government in whatever country you live in . Other than becoming an expatriot by denouncing your US citezenship , there is one other example where a couple may keep 160K untaxed by uncle Sam .

    What's your deal ? Still a citizen I assume..... Share your tax experience from abroad to enlighten us if you don't mind...

    Not asking what you make , just curious about the details .

    thanks !
     
  5. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

  6. oddtodd

    oddtodd Premium Member

    link is locked