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Title: Contribuciones directas
Creator: Justicia
Publication Info: Place of publication not identified : Imprenta de Echeverria Hermanos, 1853.
Physical Details: 16 p. ; 20 2/10 x 12 3/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers faded, pages 1-2 are foxed, rest good.

Summary: An anonymous writer critiques the taxation system that collects levies proportionally to individual property and income. The author includes four articles from other authors who also disagreed with the system and suggest that if this taxation system were enforced it would not only generate national bankruptcy, but also lead to outbreaks of violence.
Historical Notes: Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera’s government (1845-1849, 1861-1864 and 1866-1867) enacted profound changes in Colombia’s fiscal policy. These changes were largely focused on implementing favorable conditions for free trade, such as decreasing import tariffs, while offering farmers some protections for internal commerce, as well as changes to the individual taxation regime. Junguito, Roberto 2010 Las finanzas públicas del siglo XIX. In Economía Colombiana del siglo XIX. A. Meisel Roca and M.T. Ramírez, eds. Pp. 60-61. Bogotá: Banco de la República.
Donor Notes: The anonymous author strongly opposes direct income taxation in New Granada, alleging that it would bankrupt the country entirely. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Taxation -- Colombia
Colombia -- Economic policy
Fiscal policy -- Colombia
Finance -- Government policy -- Colombia
Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01700
Record Number: 236
Islandora ID: islandora:8876