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a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote

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Note also that in Kompong Svay, 47 per cent of declared rice field owners do not appear in the capitation tax registers.
On the one hand, the 1925 survey shows that about 15 per cent of land was not declared and on the other hand, between 25 and 50 per cent of male landowners did not appear in the capitation tax registers.
A tax on wages is a capitation tax, not an income tax.
Suicide takes care of capitation tax obligations, and not buying real estate takes care of real-estate tax obligations.
In a capitalist economy, the function of a capitation tax is to afford a sure revenue to the state (Smith, 1937-821).