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The Terrible Taxing Truth

by Mary Kay / June 24, 2004 2:18 AM PDT

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On this day in 1986, the US Senate approves tax reform.
Does anyone know when it goes into affect? Here's a taxing
quiz about taxes.

1) The world's first documented use of imprisonment for
tax evasion was in what year?
a. 306
b. 1152
c. 1621

2) The world's first income tax was in:
a. Egypt in 1132
b. England in 1404
c. China in 1553

3) The first U.S. federal tax office was created in:
a. 1834
b. 1862
c. 1901

4) The first U.S. permanent income tax was established in:
a. 1856
b. 1913
c. 1931

5) What ancient civilization revered the tax professional
and held him as the most noble man in society?
a. Greece
b. Rome
c. Mongolia

6) What was the first test of the U.S. government's
constitutional power to tax?
a. Boston Tea Party
b. Plymouth Blockade
c. Whiskey Rebellion

7) How much does it cost taxpayers per $100 collected by
the IRS?
a. $9.43
b. $3.55
c. 39 cents

Cool The most misused Social Security number of all time was
078-05-1120. How many people do you think used that as
their Social Security number?
a. about 3,000
b. about 15,000
c. about 40,000

And now for the really tough question...

9) Which of the following odd taxes was levied in Russia
in 1702?
a. tax on beards
b. tax on warts
c. tax on bald men

Answers below, here's the scoring:

9 correct: How's that IRS career going for you?
5-8 correct: I'll bet you have at least one illegal tax
shelter.
1-4 correct: I'll be you overpay in taxes every year.
0 correct: You should get a job and pay some taxes.

1) a. 306
2) b. England in 1404
3) b. 1862
4) b. 1913
5) a. Greece
6) c. Whiskey Rebellion
7) c. 39 cents
Cool c. about 40,000
9) a. tax on beards


The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no
longer belong to it.... Albert Einstein

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(NT) (NT) What was with the social security number?
by Diana Forum moderator / June 24, 2004 2:59 AM PDT
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from the horse's mouth...
by Dick White / June 24, 2004 3:01 AM PDT
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