Story: Taxes

Sales docket

Sales docket

This receipt for a suit with an extra pair of trousers from a Wellington tailor totalled £7 13s in 1907 (around $1,100 in 2008) and attracted a 1d stamp duty (about 59c). Stamp duties were applied to many different formal documents and gathered small amounts of revenue on a great many transactions.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Swan Family Records (MS-Group-0005)
Reference: MS-Papers-3928-02-01

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Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - Taxation – 1840 to the 1880s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2023)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016