February 3, 1913

On February 3, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. It authorized the federal government to impose and collect income taxes from individuals and business entities. So, when a sovereign citizen or any other nutjob conspiracy theorist tries to claim that the constitution doesn’t allow the federal government to impose or collect income taxes, just show them the 16th Amendment.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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