Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 172, July 17

Did you know that at one time income tax was illegal?

It seems nearly impossible to believe that taxing citizens was forbidden.  This probably had its roots in America's conception, when citizens revolted against unfair taxation by England's King George.

In 1895, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Federal income tax was unconstitutional.  This changed in 1913 when income tax was made legal by the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.

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