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Happy Anniversary? 100 Years of the Federal Income Tax

February 5, 2013
Noon–1:30 p.m. ET
Urban Institute
Washington, D.C.

One hundred years ago this month, the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving Congress the “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.”

Please join our tax historian, Joseph Thorndike, and a stellar panel for an engaging examination of the evolution of progressive income taxation, efforts to reform the income tax, proposals to replace the income tax with a consumption tax, and the challenges and history of tax collections.

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