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The IRS in 1913

Commentary by Pearl Rains Hewett
from her blog “Behind My Back”

 

IN 1913 IRS – 30 Employees was created to answer a flood of questions about the law and its enforcement. By the end of fiscal year 1913 the IRS administrative force in Washington, D.C. numbered 277 employees while the field force numbered 3,723. (4,000 total)
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Oct. 8, 2013 the IRS has 100,000 plus employees.
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FULL TEXT IRS HISTORICAL FACT BOOK:
A CHRONOLOGY, 1646-1992

http://archive.org/stream/irshistoricalfac00unit/irshistoricalfac00unit_djvu.txt

1913 Upon passage of the income
tax law of 1913, a Personal Income
Tax Division was established in
the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

A Correspondence Unit with 30 employees was created to answer
a flood of questions about the law and its enforcement.
Also, a special division was established within the
General Counsel area to prepare opinions interpreting the internal
revenue laws.

By the end of fiscal year 1913 the administrative force in
Washington, D.C. numbered 277 employees while the field force
numbered 3,723.

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Oct. 8, 2013, 100,000 plus IRS employees

OBAMACARE’S TAXING DILEMMA?

HOW MANY ADDITIONAL IRS EMPLOYEES WILL IT TAKE TO answer
THE flood of questions about the OBAMACARE law and its enforcement.

Also, HOW MANY special divisions WILL HAVE TO BE established within the
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT to prepare opinions interpreting the OBAMACARE LAW?

https://www.google.com/#psj=1&q=HOW+MANY+IRS+EMPLOYEES+IN+T

with 91% of the IRS’ total 94,516 workers furloughed
Oct. 8, 2013, 100,000 plus IRS employees

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FULL TEXT IRS HISTORICAL FACT BOOK: continued

January 5, 1914 The Treasury
Department unveiled the filing form
for the new income tax.

Together with its instructions, it was four pages long.
The form was numbered 1040 in the ordinary stream of
numbering forms in sequential order by the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

In The first year, NO MONEY was to be
returned with the forms.

Instead,
each taxpayer’s calculations were
verified by field agents, who sent out
bills on June 1. Tax payments were
due by June 30.

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FULL TEXT IRS HISTORICAL FACT BOOK: continued

Although today many taxpayers assume that the annual ritual of
filling out income tax forms has been around since the beginning of
time, actually it was not until World War II that tax rates reached
the AVERAGE CITIZEN.

For example,while just over 350,000 income tax returns were filed in 1914
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By the end of fiscal year 1913 the IRS administrative force in Washington, D.C. numbered 277 employees while the field force numbered 3,723.

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INDEED, THE IRS NEEDED a total of 4,000  EMPLOYEES IN 1913 TO PROCESS 350,000 INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR 1914?

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FULL TEXT IRS HISTORICAL FACT BOOK: continued
by 1945 the Bureau of Internal Revenue was processing 50,000,000 returns
annually.
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THIS DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN RESEARCHED TO PROVIDE AN ANSWER TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION

What year did the IRS shut down?

BASED ON THE DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED?  1913 IS MY BEST GUESS.

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—– Original Message —–
From: Sandy Collins
To: pearl hewett
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: email to Kilmer on Obamacare

What year did the IRS shut down?
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On Oct 7, 2013, at 11:15 AM, pearl hewett wrote:

Congressman Derek Kilmer
Representing the 6th District of Washington (mis-representing?)
Email Me – Thank You
The following information has been submitted:

Name: ms Pearl Rains Hewett

Issue: HEA

Message Subject: The OBAMACARE Rigmarole
Message Text:
Derek,

Check the history of the IRS.

The US Government shut down the IRS FOR ONE YEAR,

increased the IRS STAFF TEN FOLD.

There was a YEAR of NO income tax.

The IRS was so swamped by the number of people that they could TAX, that they did not proceed and have an income tax that year.

The US government, IRS knew WHEN they had bit off more than they could CHEW.

There is an Obamacare DIRECT parallel and a point.

So swamped by the number of people that they SHALL TAX ?

The US government, IRS knew WHEN they had bit off more than they could CHEW?.

Delay Obamacare for a year?

Give the government some time to create a health care program that treats all Americans equally?

And, INDEED, give the IRS a year to increase their STAFF TEN FOLD?

Pearl Rains Hewett
Just an American Gramma

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The OBAMACARE Rigmarole
Posted on October 7, 2013 8:55 am by Pearl Rains Hewett
Comment The Bottom line on
RIGMAROLE It seems the terms ragman and ragman roll passed into the language as a description of a long and rambling discourse, no doubt from the disconnected nature of documents like the rolls of ALLEGIANCE.

It later seems to have fallen out of use; it reappeared in the eighteenth century in various spellings, such as riggmon-rowle, but it eventually settled down as rigmarole, in the process losing any clear connection with the older term. ———————————————————————————– RIGMAROLE by current definition HAS a clear connection with the older term OBAMACARE is a ridiculously complicated process OBAMACARE is an irritating, tedious, or confusing sequence of tasks OBAMACARE has a tediously long, complicated, or unhelpful explanation OBAMACARE Especially tasks that seem unnecessary or absurd OBAMACARE has waivers EACH WITH A STRING ATTACHED OBAMACARE has a character called RAGEMAN ————————————————————————————- RIGMAROLE Pronounced /ˈrɪgmərəʊl/ IT NOW MEANS SOME LENGTHY AND COMPLICATED PROCEDURE but an older sense WAS OF A COMPLICATED AND INCOHERENT SET OF STATEMENTS OR A WANDERING DISCOURSE — I shall try to avoid any such tedious tale, but the history of this word is more than a little odd and takes some recounting. In medieval times, THERE WAS A GAME CALLED RAGMAN, WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN LIKE CONSEQUENCES BUT WITH PREDEFINED STATEMENTS. It used a rolled-up scroll CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF CHARACTERS, EACH WITH A STRING ATTACHED PLAYERS SELECTED A STRING AT RANDOM the scroll was then unrolled and THE ASSOCIATED PASSAGE READ OUT to the hilarity of all present (these were simpler times). There are also some suspicions that the same system was used for a gambling game. The origin of the name for the game is obscure: the oldest form was rageman, said as three syllables, and this suggests it may have been French in origin — A CHARACTER CALLED RAGEMAN the good appeared in some french verses of about 1290. others think it might have come from RAG IN THE SENSE OF TATTERS, USED AS A NAME FOR A DEVIL (AS IN RAGAMUFFIN, ORIGINALLY A DEMON). The name was transferred to various ENGLISH STATUTES at the end of the thirteenth century, which were written on scrolls. With the seals and ribbons of their signers sticking out, These reminded people of the scroll used in the game. The most famous such document was the one in 1291 in which the Scottish nobility and gentry subscribed ALLEGIANCE to Edward I before John Balliol took the Scots throne. The Bottom line on RIGMAROLE It seems the terms ragman and ragman roll passed into the language as a description of a long and rambling discourse, no doubt from the disconnected nature of documents like the rolls of ALLEGIANCE. It later seems to have fallen out of use; it reappeared in the eighteenth century in various spellings, such as riggmon-rowle, but it eventually settled down as rigmarole, in the process losing any clear connection with the older term. The Obamacare RIGMAROLE by currant definition HAS a clear connection with the older term

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