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'.
The story of tax is a short interactive that highlights the direct link between the effectiveness of the tax system and the enrichment of the community.
It can be used as a quick overview of how tax has evolved over time in an Australian context. The interactive includes six pause points with accompanying text.
The story of tax worksheets:The story of tax - PDF version