The Riveli and other taxes

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The Riveli and other taxes

Postby cliklm » 04 Feb 2010, 19:42

I am a bit confused about the level of taxes paid by the residents of a feud in Sicily. I see where the Riveli tax was about 10% on homes and possessions. But I also understand from information contained in the website for Lucca Sicula that the farmer paid a "gabella" based on the production from his fields. According to the website this "gabella" was based on 3 terriggio (I'm not quite certain what this equates to however). Am I correct to understand that residents paid a 10% tax on his home and possessions and in additon had to pay a "gabella" based on the production of his fields?
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Re: The Riveli and other taxes

Postby PeterTimber » 05 Feb 2010, 21:46

Go to www.familysearch.org/en/Italy_Sicily_Rivelli_Records This website has been relocated within the Mormon Family search.org and may require additonal research to locate,

However the Gabelle Tax and its historical roots are examined in the
www.bronteinsieme.it/brins_en/2st_en/mo_bro_en.html =Peter=
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Re: The Riveli and other taxes

Postby cliklm » 10 Feb 2010, 00:46

Thank you Peter!
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