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Amendments to the US Constitution, Question:
What does Amendment 16 change?
Amendment 16 grants Congress the right to levy and collect income tax from all citizens of the U.S.
(No taxation without representation!) It takes money to run a government. But how government decides who to tax and how much to charge is something that needs great care. Learn more about the fight to establish the 16th Amendment, passed into law in 1913, what it accomplished, and what it still accomplishes today.