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Inspires by the comments in this question.

Is any money given to the Jedi Order taxed, or are they tax-free being that they're supposed to be the defenders of the Republic? Or do they not own money, and thus can't be taxed?

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    Related: Star Wars: The Empire and Taxation – Rand al'Thor Jan 5 '17 at 19:30
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    @Valorum: It was two hundred dollars per capita; if per capita was a problem, decapita could be arranged. found here – Gallifreyan Jan 5 '17 at 19:34
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    The IRS is not as forgiving as I am – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 5 '17 at 19:41
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    The only two certainties in life are death and taxes. And since there is no death because there is the Force, I guess the Sith cover the other one. The Force shall free them, after all. – Thomas Jacobs Jan 5 '17 at 21:10
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    These are not the taxes you are looking for. – LincolnMan Jan 13 at 17:16
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The Jedi had money-they've used it at several points in the series(Ep 1, Qui-Gonn paying for ship parts with republic credits). But there is 0 mention of them paying any kind of taxes. In fact, there is more evidence pointing to Jedi receiving taxes in some small amount. We know that a lot of Jedi don't sleep at the Temple, which means they had to get their housing somehow. We know that no one ever comes to collect a monetary debt from a Jedi. We know Jedi are the Peacekeepers of the Galaxy, which hints at some kind of special police or military force. And we know they deal with high members of political standing, so it would be logical to deduce that Jedi don't pay taxes because they are received for the kind of work they do-risking their lives so others don't have to. They could be paid because of what they do by rich donors, but we never see anyone paying for those services.

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