GERMANY: Profitable Tax

One of the Nazi Government's most convenient and lucrative sources of revenue, yielding almost as much as the state liquor taxes, is its flight tax. This 25% levy is laid on the capital of all refugees whose income during any single year since 1931 reached $8,000 or who have had a one-year property assessment of $20,000 in the same period. Evidence of the thoroughness with which the Nazi regime has applied this tax was given last week in Berlin when revenue reports revealed that since the advent of Chancellor Hitler in 1933...

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