V. I.   Lenin

Draft Decision for the C.P.C. on
Direct Taxes[1]

Written: Written November 30, 1920
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 230a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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§ 1. 1) A commission to be instructed, within one week, to further examine the question of. first, the possibility of repealing local monetary taxes and collecting accurate data both for the Petrograd and Moscow gubernias and, if possible, f,or other gubernias;

second, the necessity of preparing and carrying out simultaneously both the repeal of monetary taxes and the changeover from the surplus-appropriation system to the tax in kind.

§ 2. 2) The People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs to be directed to apply to the Presidium of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee requesting the latter to collect from all local executive committees information and material on all questions mentioned in § I for the Congress of Soviets.

§ 3. 3) The People’s Commissariat for Finance to be instructed to submit to the Council of People’s Commissars a draft decision on questions listed in § I depending on the decision of the commission.


[1] Lenin’s draft was adopted by the Council of People’s Commissars on November 30, 1920.

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