Economy

Taxation/Trade

Mita

Mita was a labor tax where the people would work for the government to pay their taxes. Men could work on government-owned farms, in mines, and building roads. Women could weave clothes for the government. Their were lots of things you could do to work off your tax. The government would tell the people what kind of work they would do.

Quipu

Quipu was a recored keeping system made from sets of colored and knotted cords. Since the Inca had no written language, they used quipu to record information like tax records, quantities of livestock, population, data, dates, and census.

Roads

Roads were used to deliver messages across the Incan Empire. This helped the Incan rulers to manage the economy and keep the society under control. Roads were very helpful to the Inca. Roads also helped the Incan people travel throughout the empire for different materials, which made trade in the empire easier.