14 Apr

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Tax farming was a public financial management arrangement used anciently in Egypt, Rome, and Greece; also in medieval times in Spain and other countries. Governments needed services of a “farmer” to collect tax revenues, which were due to the state. Accordingly tax farming required on-site tax-collecting visits to communities by state employees. Tax yields were uncertain due to external forces such as bad weather, poor harvests, rebellions, wars, disease, or famines.

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