The Economy during the Gupta period was moving from 18 sources or types of Taxes levied on the peolple; the greater part of it was spent on works of public welfare. Land revenue was the main source was generally fixed at one-sixth of the produce.
Here, we are giving the list of the Taxes levied during Gupta Period which will be helpful for the aspirants who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.
Types of Taxes levied during Gupta Period
|Types of Taxes||Description of Taxes|
|Kalpita/ Upkilpta||Sales Tax and Purchase Tax|
|Halivakar/ Halidanda||Tax on Ploughing|
|Bali||An additional oppressive tax on people|
|Bhog||King’s share of produce|
|Bhag Bhagkar||Combination of Bhog and Bhaga|
|Hiranya||Tax on special produce taken in cash|
|Uparikar||Tax collected from all subjects|
|Taradaya||Tax on navigation|
|Rajju||Tax for measurement of land|
|Uparnik||Tax taken from border area|
Agriculture was the prime source of income of the general public and formed the significant part of the empire’s economy through taxation. The State gathered abundant revenues in the form of custom duties and service tax from the people who resided as well as came from outside the state.