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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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4. Charge on Trade Profits—30 piastres per 1000 ; 3rd class Verghi.! 5. Exemption from Military Service—this tax levied upon Christians, only, at the rate of 5000 piastres for 180 males. 6. Duty upon Sale of Horses, Mules, Donkeys, Camels, and Cattle— ι piastre in every 40 upon price ; also tax on goods weighed by public measurer. 7. Tax on Flocks of Sheep and Goats—2J piastres per head. This! is not levied until the animal shall be one year old. In 1877 the amount received was — Piastres. Paras. I. Dimes . . . . 822,000 2. Property Tax 221,897 24 3· Rent-Charge 20,089 32 4-Tax on Trade-Profits . 65>340 20 5· Military Exemption 153,333 25 6. Sales of Animals, Measures, &c. 450,000 7· Sheep and Goats 200,000 1,932,661 21 The return of sheep and goats in the district of Larnaca during the year 1878, and comprising 36 villages, was rendered as 47,841. jj The following taxes are payable by inhabitants of Scala and the neighbourhood :— J ANUARY, 1879. ι. The tithe of agricultural produce, including silk, payable in some cases in kind, in others in money. 2. Tax in lieu of military service, 5000 copper piastres for 180 Christian males. 3. Verghi (a), 4 per 1000 on the purchasing value of houses, land,! or immovable property. 4. Verghi ψ), 4 per cent, on the rent of immovable property, ori houses not occupied by their owners. 5. Verghi (ή, 3 per cent, on profits and professions. 6. Tax on sheep, 2\ silver piastres each. 7. Tax on goats, 2 silver piastres each. 8. Tax on pigs, 3 silver piastres each.

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