Continuing on my research into how newspapers in the 18th century reported about Jews, I see lots of stories of European countries imposing taxes specifically on their Jewish populations.
The Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sunday, December 1, 1726, reporting from Warsaw:
Same newspaper, October 14, 1728, reporting from Hamburg:
Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, March 5, 1730:
The Newcastle Weekly Courant, England, Tuesday, July 25, 1730: