Taxing times the Roman way

As I sit down to fill in my tax return I’m looking for any distraction. This year in France, it’s compulsory to do it online. Aurelia and Carina have their ownbusiness managers in Roma Nova with some poor souls in their office tasked to complete the wretched things.

Anyway… My mind wandered off to […]

Roman taxing times

As I sit down to fill in my tax return, I’m looking for any distraction. I wondered how the ancient Romans were taxed. Today we have income tax, company/corporation tax, sales taxes/VAT, excise duties (road fund licence (UK), alcohol, cigarettes), local taxation, inheritance tax, to name but a few. But how similar are our taxes […]