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Why did income tax start?

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09/13/2011

To pay for War costs during the Civil War

what a dummy ^ it started to pay costs for the French and Indian war...if you payed attention in school you would know they signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 not 1861 when the civil war started so they had to have gained independence before that which is when the rebeld against the Brittish...the only reason we had the Declaration of Independence because of the tax so it had to be before that gosh! and im a slacker in school i have straight Fs and i even know that :(

-Sincerely,

(slacker smarter then you) Shakeyah B.