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What is poll tax?

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The poll tax, a capital tax levied equally on every adult in the community.

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What tax was outlawed by the 24th amendment?

the Poll tax


What is a tax on voters?

In the constitution, Tax on voters is called Poll tax


What kind of tax is a poll tax?

A Poll tax is a direct tax. A poll tax, head tax, or capitation is a tax of a uniform, fixed amount per individual (as opposed to a percentage of income).


What term refers to a tax that people have to pay before being allowed to vote?

A fixed tax to be paid before a person could vote was and is called a poll tax. Because it is a fixed amount per person, it could also be called a Head Tax.


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Benjamin Franklin was the first who had started the poll tax


When did Poll Tax Riots happen?

Poll Tax Riots happened in 1990.


A poll tax is tax on?

A poll tax was used to give people the ability to vote. The poll tax is no longer used in the U.S. The 24th Amendment ended it on January 23, 1964.


How does poll tax work?

Poll tax works by the PMs and MPs. They decide how much money the poll tax is, in terms of working and doing other jobs.


What was poll tax during Reconstruction?

The poll tax was proof that tax payments were made. Poll taxes were required in many Southern states in order to vote.


What does End of poll tax mean?

When the time for ending the poll tax comes for the year.


What did the poll tax work against?

the poll tax worked against black code


When did they ban the poll tax?

The 24th Amendment, ratified in 1964, did away with the poll tax in the United States. It said that no person could be prevented from voting "by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax."