Income Tax Abolition Amendment

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Income Tax Abolition Amendment[1]
The Government of the United States of America
Proposed April 10, 1997 (failed)

There have been over ten thousand attempts to amend the United States Constitution, but only 27 attempts have succeeded.

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SECTION 1. Three years after the ratification of this article of amendment, the sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed, and the Congress shall have no power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, except in time of war declared by the Congress.

SECTION 2. Not later than 180 days after the ratification of the article of amendment proposed by this joint resolution, the Secretary of the Treasury shall report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate recommendations for any legislation that may be necessary to implement that article.


  1. This Amendment may be read at the Library of Congress Website.