Amendment XVI

Note: Article I, section 9, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 16.

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.

How Did We Get Here?

100 years ago in 1913 an amendment was made to the Constitution designed to transition power from the people to the federal government. That amendment, the 16th amendment gave Congress the power to tax on income. Like anything it started out small, a tax increase on families. 100 years later it has turned into a […]