Credits

Credits

Content writers

Elaine Canty

Roger Canty
 

Developers – interactives

Link Digital
 

Website design

Amelia Mosbauer

Acknowledgements

Shaping the system

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The story of tax

The background music has been reproduced courtesy of Stockmusic, http://stockmusic.net. The sound effects of fireworks have been reproduced courtesy of Soundsnap, https://www.soundsnap.com
 

The following photographs have been reproduced courtesy of iStockphoto, www.istockphoto.com: Paramedic © Louis-Paul St-Onge; father and daughter Imgorthand; teacher outside school © Leigh Schindler; row of earthmovers © David Jones; contemplative senior © Carole Gomez; military man © Steve Jacobs; tip of the hard hat © Steve Jacobs; lawyer at courthouse © Eric Hood.

 

  • Fact 1

    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'.

Capital loss

Occurs when a capital gains tax asset is sold or disposed of for less than its purchase price.

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