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'.
Tax 101 explores the reasons tax is collected and examines how governments use tax to provide services needed by the community, and the role of the ATO. Choose a topic to investigate or use the breadcrumbs to return to the course overview page.