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Document for April 15th:
Income Tax Form 1040, 1913

Income Tax Form 1040, 1913

Income Tax Form, 1913, Page 1.; Entry 357A, Internal Revenue Division, Income Tax Forms; General Records of the Department of the Treasury; Record Group 56; National Archives.

April 15 is the deadline for most Americans to file their Federal individual income tax returns. Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax. In 1913, due to generous exemptions and deductions, less than 1 percent of the population paid income taxes at the rate of only 1 percent of net income.
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