Pedrigree Chart for Anna, Margo and Marian

Pedrigree Chart for Anna, Margo and Marian

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tax Day for Gideon Coulter #26 - Federal Income Tax in 1862

 Gideon Coulter was taxed $1 on his "One horse Buggy" 
on October 23, 1862

This image is from U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918. In association with the National Archives.

"The roots of IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress, in 1862, created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. The income tax was repealed 10 years later." (From

Gideon's name appears second from the bottom on the original page.

Gideon was taxed $1 on his "One Horse Buggy" (Buggy represented by "Do") valued at $75.

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