Thursday Trivia

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The Constitution and taxes

Which amendment established the federal income tax?

A. 21st

B. 10th

C. 16th

D. 19th

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Answer: C. “The origin of the income tax on individuals is generally cited as the passage of the 16th Amendment, passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913; however, its history actually goes back even further. During the Civil War Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1861 which included a tax on personal incomes to help pay war expenses.” Learn more.

Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Dec 19, 2013 at 4:02 PM

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