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"The First Income Tax - If They Had Only Known"

income_taxBy Jerry Stewart - Vision Productions     It all started on March 1, 1913.  Our founding fathers deemed it unconstitutional. But today, almost 95 years later- it's still here.  What is it? 


In February of 1913, our U.S. Congress passed the 16th Amendment to our Constitution and it was born in America  -




Income Tax. 


It was deemed to be unconstitutional by our founding fathers, but that Amendment made it legal. 


Get this:


The first income tax return was only four pages long in total, and that included the instructions; 


The first income taxes ranged from 1% to 5%; 


When the Amendment was passed, one nervous U.S. Senator warned that if the income tax system wasn't monitored carefully, the income tax rates could go as high as 10%. 


If he had only known!