In order to stimulate the birth rate and collect funds to support large families in the USSR, on November 21, 1941, a tax was introduced on bachelors, single and small-family citizens. The measure was temporary, but as they say, there is nothing more permanent than a temporary phenomenon, this tax existed until the beginning of the 90s.
Childless men from 20 to 50 years old and childless married women from 20 to 45 years old had to deduct 6% of their salaries to the state. A lower rate was provided for those who received less than 91 rubles a month. No tax was collected on earnings of less than 70 rubles.
Individuals who did not have the opportunity to have a child for health reasons were exempted from tax. The persons whose children died, died or disappeared on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War were exempted from the tax. There were also benefits for students of secondary specialized and higher educational institutions (up to 25 years old), for Heroes of the Soviet Union, for those awarded three degrees of the Order of Glory, for military personnel and their family members, etc. The people immediately dubbed this tax the "tax on eggs." ...