Jul. 12, 1782

“Veil Taxation Decree” for married Jewish women issued by the Austrian Royal Court [Present-day Austria]: “[…] a tax of 25 or 100 or 300 fl. is taken from soon-to-be-married Jewesses for a veil which they are required to wear according to the Mosaic Law before their marriage and turned over to the Lower Austrian government – [the taxation amount] depends on the type of veil chosen, […] which can either be [made out of] wool, or silk, or a fabric weaved with gold or silver. Since this taxation has no immediate connection with the toleration[-tax], the Jewish marriage-taxes are to remain as such. […]”
Beyträge zur Politischen Gesetzeskunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate. Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrenreich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim); Erster Band. (Wien; 1821) (Contributions to the Political Jurisprudence in the Austrian Imperial State. Volume I; Edited/Published by Johann Ludwig Ehrenreich (Count of Barth-Barthenheim)); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 12/10/2017