16th Amendment - Status of Income Tax Clarified
Cause and Reason for the 16th Amendment
16th Amendment Text - The Sixteenth Amendment, the Income Tax Clause
16th Amendment Text
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
16th Amendment Meaning, Explanation and Summary of the Income Tax Clause
Meaning of the Words of the 16th Amendment
"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes from whatever source derived..."
Explanation & Meaning: This affirms the right of Congress to specify and collect taxes on all earnings.
"... without apportionment among the several States and without regard to any census or enumeration."
Meaning: This updated Article I, Section 2, clause 3 of the Constitution that states that "direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states...according to their respective numbers"
16th Amendment: Meaning of the Words of the Sixteenth Amendment
16th Amendment - Video of the Presidency of William Taft