Comments for: Historical perspective: How Maine acquired an income tax

Posted Feb. 07, 2013, at 1:43 p.m.

Just 100 years ago the nation ratified one of the most far-reaching amendments to the Constitution: the 16th Amendment authorizing a federal income tax. Proposed by Congress in 1909, it won approval by three fourths of the states over a four-year period that ended in February 1913. The income tax …

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