Who authorized the creation of the Internal Revenue Service?
What president, who's idea was it?
- pottersclay70Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
In 1862, during the Civil War, President Lincoln and Congress created the office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. The position of Commissioner still exists today. The Commissioner is the head of the Internal Revenue Service.
- Gray MatterLv 51 decade ago
In 1862, during the Civil War, President Lincoln and Congress created the office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses.
In the 1950s, career professional employees replaced the patronage system. Currently, only the IRS Commissioner and Chief Counsel are selected by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Bureau of Internal Revenue name also was changed to the Internal Revenue Service to emphasize "service" to taxpayers.
- 1 decade ago
Eventhough it was Lincoln who started the IRS. It didnt take off from the ground until 1909 where President Taft instituted the elevated income tax. Can say big money
- frankie59Lv 41 decade ago
took a constitutional amendment (I think the 16th) to pass income tax and make it constitutional. Happened around 1900, look it up
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- KeithLv 41 decade ago
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