More interesting facts about taxes

In 1989, the IRS E-File pilot project included 36 states with 1.1 million returns filed.

In 1990, E-File went nationwide with 4.2 million returns filed!

In 1789, at the beginning of the French Revolution, those who collected taxes (collectors) were sent to the guillotine. That takes not liking the tax man to a whole new level.

A few thousand years ago tax professionals and collectors were considered to be the most noble and respected men in society. How times have changed?

E-files have proven to be more accurate with less errors. 21% of paper returns have errors. The IRS really encourages E-filing! In addition, you help conserve the trees!

Benjamin Franklin wrote “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

The very first income tax was in 1404 in England.

Five states rejected or failed to consider the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution authorizing an income tax: Connecticut, Virginia Florida, Rhode Island, and Utah.

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