YouTube: https://youtube.com/watch?v=kCb5YUz-1Hs
Previous: Misconceptions About the 1920s
Next: Tub Trivia: The Mental Floss Quiz Show

Categories

Statistics

View count:263
Likes:30
Dislikes:0
Comments:3
Duration:12:55
Uploaded:2020-04-15
Last sync:2020-04-15 15:30
Taxes raise a lot of questions: How do I pay my taxes? Why did tax day change this year? And most importantly: Can I deduct that 15-pound tub of body oil? Erin (@erincmccarthy) isn’t an accountant, but she’ll touch on those questions and more in our list of 25 fascinating tax facts.

We’ll dive into the history of taxes, and tell you about the first tax on record. We’ll discuss some of the weirdest taxes ever, like the beard tax imposed by Peter the Great. And we’ll mention some celebrities (and at least one transcendentalist writer) who got in trouble for not paying taxes.

For some more tax info that they didn’t cover in school, check out our list of 8 Tax Terms You Need To Know: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/76819/8-tax-terms-you-need-know

In case you forgot, The List Show is a trivia-tastic, fact-filled show for curious people. Subscribe here for new List Show episodes the first and third Wednesday of each month: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZ5qUqpW4hW4zdfuBxMSJA?sub_confirmation=1

Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss
Facebook: https://facebook.com/mentalflossmagazine
No transcript to display.