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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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9. Tax on wood and charcoal. Wood for carpenters' uses pays 20 per cent, on the value at the place of production, and a further 5 per cent, on the amount of the tax on coming into the town. Firewood pays 12 per cent, on the value at the place of production, and a further 5 per cent, as above. Charcoal pays 2 piastres per 100 okes. 10. Tax on goods weighed, £ para per oke. (In the case of wood and charcoal, hay, chopped straw, lime, and onions, the tax begins at a weight of 50 okes, and at a rate of 5 paras for 50 okes.) 11. Tax on grain measured, 2 paras per kilo paid by the buyer, and 2 paras per kilo paid by the seller. If measured for the sole convenience of the owner, 2 paras per kilo. 12. Octroi. Every load brought from the villages to the town pays a tax of'one oke per load, or in money, according to the market rate of the goods. 13. Tax on the sale of mules, horses, donkeys, oxen, and camels in the town, 1 para per piastre of the price. 14. Property tax (municipal) paid by owners :—• On houses let to tenants, 5 per cent, per annum. On houses inhabited by the owners, 3 per cent, per annum. »5. Tax on camels (M.) 2s. each per annum. 16. Tax on carts (M.) belonging to and working in Larnaca and Marina townships, 1/. each per annum. 17. Corvée. Forced labour on roads four days a year. 18. Shop licences (M.) in classes, 10/., 5/., 2/., 1/., ioì. 19. Wine licences (CH.) in classes, 25 per cent, 12^ per cent., 6\ per cent, on rental. 20. Licences to merchants, bankers, &c , (M.) in classes, 10/., 5/., 2/., 1/. 21. Monopolies. Salt, gunpowder. 22. Custom House duties 8 per cent, on imports, 1 per cent exports. Custom House duty on wine, 10 per cent. Custom House duty on imported tobacco, 75 per cent ; on home grown, or imported unmanufactured, lod. a pound. 123. Stamps, transfer and succession duties. Mubashiné. Voted to remain in force until March ist, 1879. c. c 2

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