Jul. 7, 1556

“Gold-Tax” issued by Ferdinand I addressed to the Lower-Austrian Chamber [Present-day Austria; Archduchy of Austria]: “The Jews, who trade in Lower-Austria and are [therefore] obliged to deliver 5 pounds of spun-gold annually, have failed to submit this fee in the past 3 years. Therefore, the Lower-Austrian chamber is to order that the outstanding payment is collected and turned over to Burgrave Leopold Heyperger […] concurrently, the part that is annually due to the royal daughters in Innsbruck is to be submitted as well.”
Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847 (1849). Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von A. F. Pribram. Erster Band. (Wien und Leipzig; 1918); (Official documents and files regarding the history of Jews in Vienna. First section, General part 1526-1847 (1849). Published and introduced by A. F. Pribram. First volume.); (Vienna and Leipzig; 1918); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/23/2020