Reich Jews Must Pay Tax for Not Serving in Army That Bars Them

JEWS BANNED FROM SERVICE IN THE GERMAN ARMY WILL HAVE TO PAY A 50 PERCENT SURTAX ON THEIR INCOME TAX FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS AS A SPECIAL ARMAMENTS LEVY, IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY, THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED.

THE LAW ESTABLISHING THE NEW TAX, DATED JULY 20, APPLIES LIKEWISE TO CITIZENS EXEMPTED FROM MILITARY SERVICE. JEWS ARE BARRED BY LAW FROM THE ARMY. THE TAX WILL BE CUT TO 6 PERCENT AFTER THE FIRST TWO YEARS AND WILL BE PAYABLE BY ALL THOSE CONCERNED UP TO THE AGE OF 45.

THE TAX WILL NOT APPLY TO GERMANS RESIDENT ABROAD OR TO THOSE SUFFERING FORM ILLNESS OR INJURY CONTRACTED DURING LABOR SERVICE.

THE TAX WILL BE APPLIED BEGINNING SEPT. 1 FOR THE CLASSES OF 1914 AND 1915.

GERMAN OFFICIALS SAID THAT YOUNG MEN EXEMPT FROM MILITARY SERVICE ARE IN A POSITION TO BECOME APPRENTICES OR TO CARRY ON THEIR TRADE, THUS ENJOYING A GREAT ADVANTAGE OVER THE OTHERS WHO HAVE TO SPEND THEIR TIME LEARNING TO BE SOLDIERS. THE TAX, IT WAS STATED, WOULD TEND TO CORRECT THIS INEQUALITY.

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