I know there was terumah (10%) which went to kohanim and maaser ani (9% every other year to poor) + maaser sheni, which isn't exactly a tax but you had to spend it in Jerusalem. Where did non-Temple state expenses come from? What other taxes/corvees were there?

I do remember something about chests at the temple that went to pay for marking graves

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    Dec 7, 2015 at 0:14
  • What defines a tax? Beis Din is empowered to extricate money from individuals for specific purposes (hefker beis din hefker), but that is vastly different from a monarchical tax... Jul 20, 2017 at 15:32
  • That is good. Include it in your answer. Jul 20, 2017 at 15:54


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