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Support of U.S. Relatives is Considerd Revenue by Polish Authorities

May 24, 1929
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“Are charity funds taxable?” was the question raised in the Polish Parliament in an interpellation introduced today by the Club of Jewish Deputies.

The document concerns itself with the case of the Jewish community in the township of Liskow, near Wolkowysk, where the Jewish population derives its entire livelihood from moneys sent from the United States by relatives. The population has of late been completely ruined economically. The Polish Government authorities, however, considered the American charity funds as “increased income,” and have increased the income tax of the small town Jews five fold.

The Club of Jewish Deputies pointed out that far from having an increased income, the Liskow population has lost its source of livelihood since the biweekly fairs have been abolished and instead one fair day a month instituted.

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