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Tax collection and income

Kagal was responsible for the collection of state taxes:

In addition, various one-time military or special charges and the mandatory `gifts'. Kagal also collected money for its own institutions, through the sale of permits to keep an inn, collecting a tax on the sale of meat, on the slaughter of livestock. There were monetary penalties for trade without kagal's permission. Kagal's budget often ran a deficit, and the money to cover the deficit was borrowed from the Dominican or Bernardine order, at 8-15% per annum1.16.

Ed Sternin