Jul. 18, 1699

Sales Tax Ordinance, issued by Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg [Present-day Germany]: “Art. II —  Jews who trade in jewelry, gold and silver, shall make daily payments of 45 kreutzers for each guilder received, in addition to a flat minimum tax of 2 kreutzers per day.” [Researcher’s note: Non-Jewish merchants, according to the same ordinance, only paid 4 kreutzers per guilder for the same types of merchandise, and no minimum tax.]
Reyscher, August Ludwig (ed.). Vollständige, historisch und kritisch bearbeitete Sammlung der württembergischen Gesetze (Complete, Historically and Critically Edited Collection of Wurttemberg Laws). Vol. 17. Fues: Tübingen, 1839. Page 312. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 8/4/2020