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Income Tax Trivia

Prior to 1943, in an effort to have a regular flow of income to the Treasury to help pay for World War II, paying income tax was on a yearly basis and the government relied on voluntary compliance.

To help people to learn about and pay their taxes, the government turned to popular culture by:

  • The cartoon character Donald Duck visited Washington and learned about taxes in a short film called, “The New Spirit”
  • Irving Berlin composed a song called, “I Paid My Income Tax Today”
  • At club appearances, popular singer Danny Kate included songs about paying taxes

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