Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's Tax Time Again

Your Federal and State taxes are due next week. Did you know that there was no income tax until the Civil War? or that the 16th amendment to the Constitution was passed in 1913, setting up the Internal Revenue Service? For more general history on the income tax, check out this article from InfoPlease.

In Arkansas, the Department of Finance and Administration contols the state income tax process. For more information about the history of this state agency, check out their entry in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas.

Here at the Arkansas State Library, we have state forms available on paper and electronically.  While we do not have the Federal forms and we cannot help you fill them out, we can help you access them through the website, and provide you with resources that may help you, including Bender's Tax Return Manual.