riterandreader (riterandreader) wrote in little_details,

Taxes and Accounting Practices in Victorian England

So basically I'm writing a story about an estate in England during the mid-1800s, and one of the main characters is goes on his annual visit to the estate to help the Marquis with his financial records and taxes, etc. My question is, would this be historically accurate? What were the tax and accounting laws in Victorian England? (Who prepared the taxes, and what sort of book keeping was required? Were taxes an annual thing?) Is there a website you can refer me to?

Some search items I've tried are Taxes, Victorian Era, economics of the Victorian Era (which kind of helped, but not really), and running an Estate, Estate Taxes in England, etc. But most of the search results are for recent taxes and thus not relevant to my story. For example, a Wikipedia article on Taxation in the UK was interesting, but too current.
Tags: 1800s (no decades given), uk: history: victorian era, ~economics (misc), ~law (misc)

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