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Sixteenth Amendment | United States Constitution | Britannica.com

Sixteenth Amendment: Sixteenth Amendment, amendment (1913) to the Constitution of the United States permitting a federal income tax. Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution empowers Congress to “lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare

Source: Sixteenth Amendment | United States Constitution | Britannica.com

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How we wound up with the income tax – National Constitution Center

Imagine a world with federal income tax; if you were an American citizen before 1913, with a few exceptions you didn’t have to deal with an April deadline and the IRS.

Source: How we wound up with the income tax – National Constitution Center

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