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100th Anniversary of the Income Tax

walls1 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 5:20 PM
The 'phone tax' was instituted during the Viet Nam war and was supposed to be temporary - to help pay for the war. There is no such thing as a temporary tax.
nimh2 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 7:09 AM
Not true . . . the "phone tax" was first imposed during the Spanish American war in the 1890s.
traitorbill Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 6:12 PM
I think there is a tax from the war of 1812 that is still being collected.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 6:12 PM
walls1- there was a tax on your phone bill that was paying for the Spanish-American war.
It was eliminated just a few years ago.

Today is the 100th birthday of the income tax. On February 3, 1913 the 16th amendment was ratified, which enabled the establishment of the federal income tax. This is ever in our mind as tax season is now upon us.

Look at this graphic that Americans for Tax Reform released in honor of the 100th anniversary:

 

1913

2013

Top Tax Bracket

7%

39.6%

Tax Bracket Range

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