Did you know there was once a tax on windows? Sounds strange, but in fact, it made sense at the time. Though we might chuckle at the concept now, there have been a number of strange or unlikely taxes that citizens were expected to pay back in the day.

As April 15th approaches, it’s time to stop procrastinating and gather all necessary forms and financial information to ensure a successful filing. The IRS tax code is complicated. To avoid an audit, it’s best to give yourself plenty of time to organize and file.

Read on for 11 strange and unusual taxes that have come into practice over the years and be grateful that, for the most part, they no longer apply today.

Unusual Taxes Throughout History