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Today in History February 15


Misleading articles about US income tax history

Social media posts claim that the US income tax was intended to serve as a temporary measure to fund the Civil War. It is misleading; although a temporary income tax was enacted in 1861, the current system was created after the ratification in 1913 of a constitutional amendment authorizing such levies by the federal government. promised to be abolished in 1866,” reads a Facebook post from February 12, 2022. Screenshot of a Facebook post


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