WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, MARCH 8: INCOME TAX BEGINS
Profile America -- Tuesday, March 8th. A look at the calendar will tell you that it's just over a month until income taxes are due. This time, the annual household battle to get all the needed paperwork together will occur against the backdrop of heightened political rhetoric about Americans' tax burden. Today marks the anniversary of the date in which the Internal Revenue Service began to levy and collect taxes in 1913 -- just a little over a month after the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, granting Congress the power to levy such taxes. Now, about 143 million tax returns are filed each year, reporting more than $6 trillion in taxable income. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 164
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 480
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau