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How did Americans pay taxes before 1922?

Asked by mciaglia (7points) March 5th, 2008 from iPhone

how did we pay taxes before the IRS and federal reserve bank were created?

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Riser's avatar

it was originally handled by IT officers that were part of sanctioned local government.

It was not heavily enforced and, even in large towns, there were only a handful of IT officers on staff.

Often times IT would be handled by “Land Revenue Officers”

Highest Regards,

Daniel Riser

Charlie's avatar

The IRS Incorporated was set up in 1911, or about that time. It taxed companies that showed income and/or profit. There never was a tax on working people and there still isn’t if You do not have a profit

mciaglia's avatar

so a salary is considered a profit?

glial's avatar

Looks like someone was absent that day in Civics and/or American History.

Thank the maker we have

Charlie's avatar

A salary is a set amount given wether you do anything or not so is considered an income /profit. The “wage” that is talked about by the IRS is the salary. Compinsation is equal time/ work for equal pay and is NOT taxable income/profit.

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