So, some of you may remember from American history class a little something called the Stamp Act, which helped usher in the Revolution. Basically, Founding Father types were perturbed by having to pay yet another tax without having voted on it, this one requiring that it be paid whenever processing official (and, seemingly, unofficial) documents. (Once tea got added into the taxing mix it was all over for King Georgie.)
Well, Trofie Wife is here to report that the Stamp Tax is alive and well in
The current cost of this marca da bollo is nearly 15 euros. Nice scam they got going here. Too bad the Brits couldn’t pull it off back home and the Patriots keep it going. Just think of the surplus that would now be available for mass transit and green infrastructure!
Baci e gelato,
Martello e Trofie Wife