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Promesas, finta and impostas
of 17th century
Sephardic Jews in Amsterdam

Database prepared by
Vibeke Sealtiël Olsen

PROMESAS are the voluntary taxes that are collected in the synagogue (notes of amounts would be noted down each shabbat). In this database is recorded the sum of the amount in six months. When a child was born or a marriage took place a larger amount was ususally donated.
FINTAS are the obligatory membership fees which were collected according to means. The maximum amount for six months was 75 guilders.
IMPOSTAS is the tax on trade. It was pro mille so you can see how much a person traded in six months by muliplying the amount by 1000.

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