Stamp of Pudukkotti

05 Jan 2021  Tue

We always assume that stamps are used for postage purposes but did you know that stamps are also used as a tax fee known as fiscal or revenue stamps.

These stamps are used by many countries for various taxes collection. Putting such stamp on any form of article or document indicates that the fees have been paid or in a few cases the item is tax-free. These stamps are not used for postage except in British colonies where it was used as a Postage and revenue stamp.

A tax or revenue stamp is used to collect taxes or fees on documents, tobacco, alcoholic drinks, medicines and entertainment. This stamp of Pudukkotti is the Entertainment tax stamp issued during 1940-45 AD. It was levied on various entertainments by affixing them on the tickets.

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