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Is there a law that says we have to pay taxes on wages?

I would like to hear what people actually know and believe about this.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Article One, Section Eight of the US Constitution:
    The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    Also, the 16th Amendment:
    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.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:52 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • the 16th Amendment
    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.
    teri4lance

    Answer by teri4lance at 7:06 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • In the state of Florida they don't pay state income taxes, but if you live in a state where they make you, you have to.
    MicahsMom612

    Answer by MicahsMom612 at 8:02 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Taxes ARE laws. Many of those laws refer to income tax.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:15 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • The Articles of the Constitution are NOT laws, they direct the powers of the Government. The laws of the United States are contained in United States Code and the Statutes at Large (see also the Federal Register). The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States based on what is printed in the Statutes at Large. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. Of the 50 titles, only 23 have been enacted into positive (statutory) law. These titles are 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 23, 28, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 46, and 49. When a title of the Code was enacted into positive law, the text of the title became legal evidence of the law. Titles that have not been enacted into positive law are only prima facie evidence of the law.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • NOTE: that Title 26, the Internal Revenue Code is not one that has been enacted into positive (statutory) law. Thus, thus the Statutes at Large apply. Examination of the various revenue acts adopted after the Revenue Acts of 1916 and 1917 reveals an absence of statutory provisions regarding the domestic income of American citizens domiciled at home. The absence of such references indicates an absence of such provisions in the tax laws.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

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