People have paid some bizarre taxes over the years.

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Following the 2015 budget announcement, tax has come into focus again. We've been taking a look at bizarre taxes through history and around the world.

Bizarrely, some people in the UK still pay tax on their savings when they could be saving tax-free§ with an ISA.

Bizarre Tax: Patterned Wallpaper Tax

Fancy redecorating? Believe it or not, in 1712 there was a tax on patterned wallpaper. Not regular wallpaper. Just the patterned type. So people started using plain wallpaper and drawing on it.

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Bizarre Tax: Hat Tax

Hats off to weird taxes. For 27 years the British Government taxed the public according to how expensive your hat was. Even more bizarrely, some people still pay tax on their savings when they could be saving tax-free with an ISA.

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