A century ago, the income tax had been around only four years, but news stories of the day sound as fresh as this morning’s tweets.
The New York Sun called the tax, “Baffling to the lay mind since its inception …” and noted that in 1917 “new complications beset those having taxable incomes this year by reason of the amendments incorporated in the tariff act last September.”
Little did folks know the complications had only
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has 32 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.