Direct Tax Is Legal When It Is Imposed On The Artificial Person

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Therefore, direct tax is legal when it is imposed on the artificial person. The state may directly tax, such as property, and Feds can implement a consumer tax which is indirect tax such as on gasoline, and purchase tax. Then on 2/03/1913, the 16th amendement introduces us to, ”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 (US Constitution).” This amendment was illegal because not enough amount states authorized this Amendment (Bobby).
Then we had the Victory tax, this was a voluntary tax and put into place for the war effort only, along with bonds. When the war ended people could file a return to get their money back without interest. The government asked the people to not ask for the money back so they could rebuild after the war. Most people being patriotic in these days agreed to this voluntary contribution. The victory tax was converted in 1946, people were asked if they could give a portion of there wages. The tax was so small that people said yes. Then the government invented the W4 form, this form turned income taxes into a mandate. Today, we can not prove that taxation is illegal because of the W4 form is a waver by which gives away our rights (Bobby).
When individuals apply for work they are required to fill out W4 forms or they may not work. If you have your own business, as an employer you do not sign a W4 form or a…
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