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1913 thru 1919 U.S. Federal Income Tax forms

  The first income tax was very low. It was only 1% of your income. And it only taxed rich people who made over $3,000. Adjusted for inflation a person making $3,000 in 1913 would be failry well off today and make $57,000 in 2004 dollars. If you made over $20,000 the income tax double from 1% to 2% on the income over $3,000. The maximun income tax rate was 7 percent for taxpayers with income in excess of $500,000. Less than 1 percent of the population paid income tax at the time. Here are some income tax forms from 1913. Read them and weep.

 
Orginal 1913 U.S. Tax Form - Page 1


Orginal 1913 U.S. Tax Form - Page 2 - Gross Income


Orginal 1913 U.S. Tax Form - Page 3 - General Deductions


Orginal 1913 U.S. Tax Form - Page 4 - Instructions