Lot 131 of 522:
U.S. income tax form 1868  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
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Printed federal income tax form, sent to a recipient in New Orleans but not filled out


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Printed form. 4 pages, a single folded sheet. 29x20 cm (11½x7¾"). 

A early United States income tax form - the first personal income tax was instituted in 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War. Space is given for listing salary, rental income, dividends, profits from sale of gold, etc., and losses from same. There is a standard $1,000 personal deduction, "Exempt by law." Though the form clearly states the penalties invoked by failure to pay the tax, the recipient of the form, one A. Castillo of New Orleans, evidently chose to risk the consequences, and did not fill out the form.

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Some darkening, soiling and light staining, wear at folds with a few small holed, edge wear; good.

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