REVENUE (0. Fr. revenu, from revenir, to return) , income, return, or profit; more particularly the receipts from all
See also:sources of a
See also:government or state . The revenue of a state is largely made up of
See also:taxation, and the general principles of taxes are discussed in TAXATION and
See also:FINANCE . In some countries the public or state domain may contribute substantially to the revenue, as do the
See also:crown forests in Russia, while in other countries important contributions are made from the state
See also:post and telegraph services, &c . For the
See also:historical development of the
See also:English revenue see ENGLISH FINANCE, and for other countries see the sections on finance in the articles dealing with the various countries . In the
See also:Kingdom the
See also:term inland revenue is used to denote that
See also:part of the revenue which is derived from
See also:death duties, stamps and other taxes, such as income tax,
See also:land tax, inhabited
See also:duty, &c . The
See also:Board of Inland Revenue is a
See also:special department of the English
See also:civil service, with headquarters at
See also:Somerset House . The Board consists of a chairman,
See also:deputy chairman, and two commissioners, with joint secretaries, assistant secretaries and a
See also:staff of officials . The other important department engaged in the collection of the English revenue is the Board of Customs and
See also:Excise . The excise department was formerly a branch of the inland revenue, but was amalgamated with the customs department on the 1st of
See also:April 1909 . The Board of Customs and Excise is constituted as is the Board of Inland Revenue . In the United States the greater proportion of the
See also:national revenue ($547,086,992 out of $663,217,677 in 1909) is derived from customs and
See also:internal revenue . The internal revenue consists for the most part of receipts from taxes on
See also:spirits, tobaccos and fermented liquors .
In 1909 the amount derived from customs revenue was $300,977,438, and internal revenue, $246,109,554 .
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