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Re: When could a man stop paying a poll tax in the early 1800's
Posted by: BJ Niemeyer (ID *****9685) Date: January 10, 2007 at 16:57:34
In Reply to: When could a man stop paying a poll tax in the early 1800's by ross smith of 657

Poll tax was levied on males aged 21 to 60.

Men aged 21 to 60 were subject to militia duty. Sometimes the Captain's "tax list" was formulated from the "militia duty list" -- wrongly including males ages 16 to 20 who were not yet subject to tax.

http://www.sos.state.ga.us/archives/what_do_we_have/taxfaq.htm


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