federal government http://wkyufm.org en Income Tax Dates to Civil War http://wkyufm.org/post/income-tax-dates-civil-war <p>As taxpayers face tomorrow&#39;s income tax filing deadline, WKU Historian Dr. Jack Thacker says income taxes were first established in the United States during the Civil War. He says the federal government used income taxes as a way to help pay for the war effort.</p><p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:59:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 10578 at http://wkyufm.org Income Tax Dates to Civil War