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Tax News and History

Tax History
Tax News

Find tax news, tax history, and tax statistics here. A collection of historic tax returns of US Presidents has been put together as well! Contemporary taxes might be complex and complicated; take a look at some unusual taxes or deductions throughout history. Since 1913, when the income tax was only 1%, the U.S. has come a long way to today's tax code. Below, find links to detailed income filing and e-file statistics.

A section on discussion on whether income taxes in the US are even constitutional. Yes, there is even a page on a "Hall of Fame of Tax Cheaters." In the end, it seems that death and taxes are still the two sure things in this life.

Tax History, Statistics and Unusual Taxes

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Get the latest tax income news that might directly effect your taxes. Taxes are always changing and we will help you stay on top of these changes that may affect your tax return.
Before taxes become facts, they go through a policy or rumor cycle. This section is dedicated to just that - rumors. When they become a fact of life, they will be posted in the Tax News section.
Find a historic overview of taxes and Tax Code in the United States.
In 1913, the US imposed a 1% income tax rate. See how the Form 1040 has evolved since then.
Do you think a tax return is an important document if somebody wants to become US President? If so, we got them for you to read. President Biden's tax records have been released to the public; Trump is one of few US Presidents who never made their tax returns public.
The historic details on how we got from paper based income tax returns to e-filed tax returns. Ever wondered how much of the income tax collected is part of the US Budget?
Detailed statistics on how income tax returns are being comprised, collected, etc.
Listen to the eFile Song now or later should taxes become, well, overwhelming. We promise, we will not play this for you while you prepare and e-file :) You might want to play it again if you like the size of your tax refund.
It's amazing how many taxpayers don't claim their tax refund. So many complain about paying taxes, when so many don't seem to mind.
Join yet another discussion on the pros and cons of income taxes.
Here are stories of taxpayers that are obviously actively against income taxes.
Right or wrong, tax returns and audits can have painful consequences; read these return-related stories.
Over time, the pro-tax folks or politicians have been creative when it comes to creating taxes

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