Learning About US Income Taxes

Today’s episode of CNN Student News includes a short segment about US income taxes. The segment points out that the US income tax was enacted under the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. The segment informs us that the due date for filing taxes, April 15th, was selected and approved in 1954. The episode is embedded below.

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If you would like some additional resources for teaching about the US income tax, the National Archives offers primary source documents and lesson plan suggestions.

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