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IRS 1040 Form, 1913: Lest We Forget

Written by Gary North on April 15, 2013

A century ago, Americans paid this.

Note: $20,000 in 1913 would be $469,000 today; $500,000 would be $11,726,000 today.



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9 thoughts on “IRS 1040 Form, 1913: Lest We Forget

  1. Joe Sanders says:

    The income tax is a benign, Constitutional tax that simply doesn't apply to the earnings of most Americans. The tax laws themselves, scores of United States Supreme Court rulings, and every other relevant authority all acknowledge this truth in no uncertain terms.

    Perhaps the most telling acknowledgment takes the form of tens of thousands of complete, 100% refunds of every penny paid-in by, or withheld from, American men and women in connection with the income tax– Social Security and Medicare taxes included. These most concrete of admissions have been being made by federal and state tax authorities steadily for years and years now to those who know the liberating truth about the tax. Click here to find links to around 800 or so examples, along with IRS surrenders in "deficiency" proceedings, levy and lien releases, garnishment reimbursements, and so on. Budget some time. You're in for a long mind-boggle.
    See Losthorizons.com for the details

  2. Bob Marshall says:

    Taxes are outrageous because so many demanding so many benefits from the government. Congress has an out of control spending problem. People still paying for past wars since Vietnam and forward to the present time. At least the CIA uses drug money to pay for most of its covert operations. Nothing new. Read ROUGE STATE by William Blum / A Guide to the World's Only superpower

  3. The government has NO BUSINESS KNOWING WHAT YOU OWN? Did you know that? There is no Constitutional authority to know what you have. And this applies to your guns too!

    We have been hoodwinked because we are too nice and accepting people and the communist progressives and liberals have taken advantage of that much to their sick delight and to your HORROR!

    Most of the plottingticians are animals in government. That is the way the Bible describes governments. And most are lawyers. So lawyers = animals!

  4. Never forget that all those terms on government forms — Individual, Person, Income — are not used in their everyday senses. They have specific, circumscribed meanings in the statutes. They are called "words of art", because they do not mean the same thing as what we use in everyday parlance. You can even look in the various subtitles for yourself: the first section is always DEFINITIONS. "For purposes of this subtitle the term […] means….". You have to ask yourself: 'Am I an "Individual" or a "Person" as defined by this statute?'

    Most people don't bother to ask those questions. They just sign the forms put in front of them "under penalty of perjury", and thus volunteer themselves into the jurisdiction of the government. That's how the trap is shut the first time you file a 1040.

  5. Gary Harper says:

    1913 is the year that gave us the three most damaging changes to the system of governance given by our Founders – the 17th and 18th amendments and the Federal Reserve Act! The progressives established a strong "constitutional" foundation to undermine our system. One hundred years later, we can clearly see the results. We can still turn things around, but the return to a republic will be both long and slow with many bumps in the process.

  6. AmSan1943 says:

    Mr. Dave Champion has written a book that reveals conclusively the FRAUD of the whole income tax BS. Visit DaveChampionshow.com for more info-better yet, don't be a coward, fight the beast, the IRS, and pruchase Dave's book!!!!

  7. The problem started when we were coerced into signing the first W-4 – if we wanted the job we were told we had to fill it out -we were not told that it was VOLUNTARY– So if any of you type in W-4 and it will bring you to Title 26 USC 31.3402— section 31 is for an employment tax – NOT 'Income Tax'–so apparently , to me at least, signing a w-4 says that I agree that I now am an "employee" of the Federal government and I agree that what I earn from my Normally untaxable LABOR should now be considered "INCOME" and I want the Federal Government to tax it as such– If you go to the regulations for 31.3402 –that would be Title 26 CFR 31.3402 ( Code of Federal Regulations ) and scroll down thru it you will read that it is ALL VOLUNTARY -and can be terminated with a written notice to the Employer from the "Employee" at anytime–But since this is 'fraud under the color of law' it violates the 'contract' you signed –as far as I know(disclaimer)

  8. Joe Sanders says:

    The issue comes, via a W-2 or 1099-R, when the business states to the IRS that your earnings are taxable and no rebuttal or correction, via a form 4852, is produced by the worker. See Losthorizons.com for the facts, documentation and evidence of this truth.

  9. Blair Franconia, NH says:

    Get rid of the income tax, get rid of the IRS, and go back to financing the government through tariffs. Screw the WTO.