Principles of Taxation
History of Taxation
The First known system of taxation was in Ancient Egypt
around 3000BC to 2800 BC.
In Biblical times, tax is already prevalent. According
to Genesis 47:24:
But when the crop comes in, give a fifth
of it to pharaoh. The other four-fifths
you may keep.....
was the residence tax during the Spanish times.
in 1502 charged Sultan Ibrahim Malindi annual tribute (tax) of 1,500 meticals of gold
The British introduced
- Hut and Poll Tax in 1901,
- land tax 1908,
- Graduated personal tax 1933