History of Income Tax: the Development of Income Tax from its beginning in 1799 to the present day related to the social, economic and political history of the period, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

History of Income Tax

the Development of Income Tax from its beginning in 1799 to the present day related to the social, economic and political history of the period, 1st Edition

By b.e.v Sabine

Routledge

298 pages

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This classic book tells the story of the development of Income Tax from its beginning in 1799 to the present day and relates it to the social, economic and political history of the period.

There have been studies of Income Tax at various stages in its growth; studies of finance and taxation in general in which Income Tax has been closely concerned; studies too of some of the Chancellors of the Exchequer who have made significant contributions to the Income Tax system; but this is the first time an attempt has been made to encompass the whole 160 years or so of its life in one volume.

And a fascinating story it is too when set in perspective. The author shows how Income Tax was introduced to finance the Napoleonic Wars, how it was revived by Peel to pay for Free Trade, and how it underwrote Victorian prosperity and confidence. He then describes its immense expansion through two World Wars to its present position as a dominant feature of British finance. This book was first published in 1966.

Table of Contents

introduction 9

{ensp}1. Life Without Income Tax 11

{ensp}2. The Tax that beat Napoleon 26

{ensp}3. The End and the Beginning 42

{ensp}4. The Giant from Repose 60

{ensp}5. Gladstonian Finance 75

{ensp}6. Taxation in Twilight 92

{ensp}7. Reprieve and Regeneration 109

{ensp}8. Taxation as a Social Instrument 125

{ensp}9. Trial by Battle – 1 140

10. Further Reforms and the Depression 157

11. Crisis, Evasion and Recovery 173

12. Trial by Battle – 2 189

13. Labour Theory and Conservative Practice 206

14. Reforms, Reductions and Avoidance 221

15. Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow 241

bibliography 255

index 261

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History