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Personal Income Tax Introduced in U.S. (1913): At first, income taxes were considered a temporary tax to help raise money for war. The first time an income tax was enacted was in 1799 in Great Britain to help the British pay for troops and supplies to defeat the French forces led by Napoleon.

In the War of 1812, the U.S. first considered enacting an income tax, but the war ended before the tax was officially created. Yet, during the American Civil War, the first U.S. income tax was created, but this one was meant only as a temporary measure to help pay for the war. It was repealed in 1872.

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(Daily Sheeple) With the end of “tax season” nearly a week behind us, many Americans are likely moving through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, or acceptance. It is probably not shocking to anyone to hear that the IRS is among the most hated and feared of the government agencies (it has taken first place in many annual polls). A quick look at the history of the income tax might provide some hints as to why we despise the agency so much:

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