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Poll Tax

A tax one must pay in order to vote. That is, a poll tax is a fee. Poll taxes are illegal in the United States as they discourage the poor (and, in some cases, racial minorities) from voting.
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poll tax

a tax that is levied at a fixed rate per head of population. See LOCAL TAX.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

poll tax

a TAX that is levied at a fixed rate per head of population. Poll tax was also used as a colloquial term to describe the UK's COMMUNITY CHARGE. See LUMP-SUM TAXES, LOCAL TAX.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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He has been national Chairman of the Chinese Canadian National Council, founding director of the Head Tax Families Society of Canada, and director and President of the Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society.
The head tax partner at Ernst & Young, however, told the hearing that an Irish resident company could be deemed to be trading in Britain if U.K.-based employees had habitually concluded deals on behalf of an Irish company.
When the 1882 Exclusion Act in the US and the 1886 head tax legislation in Canada caused a shortage of Chinese labour, Japanese contractors filled the void and recruited Japanese labour to Seattle from 1906 to 1914.
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After a lot of outreach and hard work, Alaska ACT achieved the compromise it was looking for when the Alaska Legislature passed a bill to reduce the head tax by $11.50 per person in 2010.
If that restriction has already been repealed by "political constitutionalism," why is there no precedent of any kind for such a head tax on soreheads?
Returning evil for the contribution of more than 15,000 young Chinese men who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canada imposed in 1885 a 50-Canadian-dollar head tax on every Chinese immigrant who wanted to stay in the country.