In 1705, Emperor Peter I of Russia instituted a beard tax. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a 'beard token'. This was a copper or silver token inscribed with 'the tax has been taken' and 'the beard is a superfluous burden'.
Need a little inspiration?
Check out the 2017 Tax, Super + You competition prize winning entries below.
Tax Rap – Jordan Donohue and Cabe Barrett (NSW)
The Value of Tax in Our Community and Super – Elise Hutchison (ACT)
A Superannuation Animation – Jessica Leong (VIC)
People’s Choice Award
Finance-Superannuation – Dayle D'Mello, Simal Adeel, Charlie Jenkinson (WA)
Village and the Boy Named Tax animation
Developed from last year’s second-prize winning story by high school student Felicity Pollard, the Village and the Boy Named Tax animation is a student’s perspective of the value of tax in the community. 2017 Tax, Super and You competition first-prize winner, Elise Hutchison, worked on the creation of the animation, including the voiceover. You can check out the animation here.
The Village and the Boy Named Tax – Behind-the-Scenes
The 2017 Tax, Super and You competition first-prize winner Elise Hutchinson worked on production of the animation during work experience with the ATO’s Marketing and Communication team. This behind-the-scenes video documents Elise’s experience, including recording the voiceover for the animation.
Stay tuned to the Tax, Super + You website for news about the 2019 competition.
A tax levied by state and territory governments on the total wages, salaries and non-cash benefits paid to employees. The rates and exemption levels vary among the states and territories.read more glossary terms