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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.
- a personal (`head') tax;
- a household tax (poor slums were exempt);
- a military tax;
- a tax for christian services (?);
- a tax on the sale of liquor.
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