Tax on Childlessness in Soviet era

Forget the rich, tax the childless Comments (46) Anthony Zurcher By Anthony Zurcher

It seems the ideological governments no matter left or right have tendency to decide what is best for their people be it with the force.

Tax on childlessness in Russia originally passed and enforced from 1941-1990, the tax affected most childless men from 25 to 50 years of age, and most childless married women from 20 to 45 years of age. The tax was 6% of the childless person’s wages.

The tax remained in place until the collapse of the Soviet Union, though by the end of the Soviet Union, the amount of money which could be taxed was steadily reduced.

ّIn 2006 once again Russia’s Minister of Health Mikhail Zurabov and Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Health Protection Nikolai Gerasimenko proposed reinstating the tax in Russia in 2006, but so far it has not been reinstated.

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