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Which President signed the 16th Amendment?

President William Howard Taft

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Simply so, what President started income tax?

Abraham Lincoln

Subsequently, question is, what caused the 16th Amendment? The ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment was the direct consequence of the Court's 1895 decision in Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. holding unconstitutional Congress's attempt of the previous year to tax incomes uniformly throughout the United States.

Herein, which states ratified the 16th Amendment?

On this date, the states of Delaware, Wyoming, and New Mexico approved the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratifying it into law. The amendment empowered Congress to impose an income tax on individuals and corporations.

What is the 16th Amendment in simple terms?

The 16th amendment is an important amendment that allows the federal (United States) government to levy (collect) an income tax from all Americans. Other taxes, such as taxes on houses or other property are considered “direct” taxes by the Constitution and would have to be divided back among the states.

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