Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World

Life is arguably almost never escape the tax. Various kinds of taxes have been determined by the government. example: if you want to buy or sell goods, then do not be surprised if you have to pay tax. But there was also lho taxes rada ridiculous and unreasonable. The following is a list of  Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World

10. Beard Tax

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World beard tax

beard tax

Imagine if you had to pay taxes just because you have a beard, even all sorts of diwajah your existing hair (including mustache) will be taxed. Really annoying is not it? But this tax actually existed in Russia in the past. Is Peter the Great of Russia who apply this tax simply because she did not like the beard or hair of anything in the face (including whiskers). So, if there is a desperate mustache, then he should pay a fairly heavy tax. The purpose of this tax is to reduce the people to maintain a mustache, beard, etc.

9. Invalid Income Tax

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World Drug Sales

Drug Sales tax

IRS (Internal Revenue Service), Director General of Taxation in America, create a form that has a rule that says, “Invalid Income. Illegitimate income is money derived from illicit drug sales, you must include on Form 1040, line 21.” How odd, yes, this is an attempt to legalize illegal practices.

8. Tax Freedom from Slavery

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World Tax Freedom from Slavery

Tax Freedom from Slavery

This tax is imposed on the Ancient Roman era that the original name of this tax is the manumission tax. Manumission Tax is a special tax to be paid if a person is no longer a slave. How come people are free from slavery instead told to pay taxes? This tax is usually paid by the slave masters. So the only real employer wants to do good by freeing his slaves, and pay the tax which although not large, but this is unfair and burdensome the slaves.

7. Taxes Not Agree with the King

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell

Like the life led by the king’s dictatorship, if not agree with the king then had to pay taxes. But it is very tax effective way to make political opponents into silence. This tax settlers were Oliver Cromwell in the year 1655. Oliver wearing this tax against the nobles who still survive to live in England after Oliver took over power. Worse, the tax money used to finance the establishment of the army to fight another nobleman.

6. Life Tax

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World Life tax

Life tax

This tax is imposed because you live in this world and diberalkukan in England in the 14th century. life is full of struggle, so that people living taxed! life is a right for every person on this earth. Therefore, large-scale demonstration and in many places the great insurrection in England because of this insane tax.

5. Nobel Prize Tax

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World Nobel Prize tax

Nobel Prize tax

each person may be very happy when you get nobel, but if you have to pay tax will be stout man who nobel rethink. Whereas it the name of Nobel laureates but kok taxed state. But like that in America, all sorts of awards such as Pulitzer involving money will be taxed.

4. foreign taxes

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World foreign taxes

foreign taxes

foreign taxe  is imposed on foreigners who come into a country. Until the year 1991, China still impose this tax, which the foreign tourists who travel in China will be subject to higher taxes so that the costs such as hotels, resorts entrance, it becomes very expensive and many times more expensive than local people.
Tax stranger was introduced by Canada was to the Chinese immigrants in the years 1885 to 1923. This tax is removed not because people start to feel a sense of togetherness and remove racial intolerance, but this tax is removed because the Chinese Immigration Act prohibits the Chinese to go to Canada.

3. Tax fireplace

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World Tax Tax fireplace

Tax fireplace

This tax is imposed in the year 1660 when there was a crisis era, so all sorts of ways even used the government to get money into the state treasury. As a result, the population began to look for a way to hide the chimney so as not to be taxed. This ridiculous taxes eventually removed after a major fire in 1684 damaging 20 homes and took four lives, only because the baker is trying to use the neighboring chimney clandestinely.

2. Danegeld
Another tax that is no less ridiculous taxes to be paid because someone was not killed by the Danes. This ridiculous tax applied by the Saxons. King who had to suffer because this is the King Elthred, who underwent a life of suffering by the Danes.

1. Salt Tax

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World Salt Tax

Salt Tax

It’s hard to understand why salt is subject to tax. Yes, salt, sodium chloride, table salt is salty taxed. This is the so-called imperial China From the beginning of the destruction of the French Revolution until Gandhi himself to protest the salt tax was to take to the streets in 1930.

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One Response to Top 10 Most Ridiculous Taxes in the World
  1. Anon says:

    Ridiculous in an ethnocentric way perhaps. Within the proper context however, many of these were sensical. Peter I, for example, didn’t implement the beard tax just because he personally didn’t like beard per se, but rather because he felt that in order for Russia to be taken seriously by the west they needed to adopt various western customs. The beard tax was merely incentive for the people of Russia for westernization.

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