Jul. 16, 1776

The Jews Regulation issued by Maria Theresa of Austria concerning the Jews of Galicia [Present-day Poland and Ukraine]: “[…] Jews have to pay a toleration tax from now on, which all communities have to pay to the public treasury once a year. Because it is proper, that those, who enjoy the protection of the Prince Regnant shall contribute the general costs. […]”
Edicta et Mandata Universalia Regnis Galiciae et Lodomeriae, 1776 [Universal Edicts and Mandates of the Kingdoms of Galicia  and Lodomeria 1776], page 101. Researched and Translated by Franziska Wagener