The First Income Tax Law Was Enacted When?

  • 1867
  • 1860
  • 1856
  • 1862 correct

    The correct answer is: D! It should come as no surprise to learn the income tax law was enacted because the government needed extra money to support a war. It was 1862, during the Civil War. Before 1862 and after 1817, there were no taxes. The government got by on tariffs on imported goods, which was more than enough to keep the government running at the time.

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