Income tax definition and meaning
Income tax is a type of tax that governments impose on the income businesses and individuals earn throughout the year. Employers generally must withhold federal income tax from their employees’ wages.
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The US Constitution’s 16th Amendment, which took effect in 1913, authorizes the federal government to levy taxes on income, and is the basis for today’s federal income tax system. With the passage of the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943, employers are required to withhold and pay income tax on the behalf of their employees.
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