FRENCH REVOLUTION taxation reforms

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  • Taxation and finance
    • Sale of Church land
    • Buying Church land
    • Reforming
      • ABOLISHED
        • Indirect taxes: aidas, traites, octrois, gabelle
        • The State monopoly on growing, distributing and selling tobacco
        • Old direct taxes: taille, capitation, vingtiemes
        • Tax farming
      • Three new direct taxes
        • patente: a tax on commercial profits
        • contribution fonciere: no exemptions or special privileges
        • contribution mobiliere: tax on movable goods
        • FAILURE because a large number of officials were needed to collect the tax
        • FAILURE because it was easier to avoid paying direct taxes than indirect ones
        • SUCCESS benefitted the poor, no burden of taxation as it fell on the producers.
        • SUCCESS No exemptions, equal

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