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Artisans’ Property Not to Be Confiscated Even if They Do Not Pay Government Tax

The property of artisans is not to be confiscated even if they are unable to meet the government taxes, it was decreed in an order issued today by tax collectors throughout the Soviet Union by the Council of Labor and Defence, the highest economic body in Russia. The order also instructs the tax collectors not to over-tax the artisans, especially in White Russia and Ukrainia.

The order further says that the children of artisans should be registered for jobs at the Soviet labor exchange bureaus with the same privileges as children of labor union members. This order, by means of which thousands of Jewish artisans will benefit, aims to improve the artisans’ iddustry which the Soviet is now beginning to consider an important part of the Soviet industrial plan.