Tax on trees

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Tax on trees was a tax imposed on the owners of fruit trees in the USSR by Joseph Stalin's government in 1944.[1] The tax made it expensive to have trees on a farm, and had the unintended consequence of causing a mass felling of trees by Soviet farmers. This subsequently led to shortage of fruit.

The idea proposed by the Minister Arseny Zverev, and Stalin failed to foresee the problems it would produce. The tax was repealed in 1954, by Georgy Malenkov, when taxes were reduced by 60 per cent for farmers.[2]


  1. ^ Gupta, R. C. (1997). Collapse of the Soviet Union. Krishna Prakashan Media. ISBN 9788185842813.
  2. ^ "Реформы Маленкова". Retrieved 2018-07-29.
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