Federal income tax turns 100

February 20th, 2013

Lilian-Faulhaber“The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”

The 16th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on February 3, 1913. Unlike most birthdays which are a time for celebration, many people may view this centennial as more of a headache or an annoyance. Boston University School of Law professor Lilian Faulhaber is an expert in tax law with a special focus on federal income taxation and international taxation. She is available to offer commentary, insight, and analysis on what the ratification of this amendment has meant in history and to the American people.

Contact Faulhaber at 617-358-6192; lfaulhab@bu.edu.

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