Sales tax revenue

One of the fun things about reading old newspapers is that they went to great lengths to ensure that no column space remained unfilled. This meant having lots of bits of filler, some of which were more interesting than others.

The May 26 1921 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained a bit of filler that I would contend qualified as “less interesting”:


Yes, I checked: $686,569.34 plus $2,186,649.80 does equal $2.873,219.14.

The federal sales tax was a new thing: it had just been introduced that year, which might explain why it was considered interesting enough to be newspaper filler.

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