236 Years of Hating Taxes

How we've created and resisted taxation since the nation was born.


As we gnash our teeth, fumble with forms, and curse the IRS, it's instructive to remember that hating and cheating the tax man have rich histories in America. From the Boston Tea Party to Tom Daschle's conspicuous 1040 omissions, here's a look back at how we've been almost as creative in resisting taxes as governments have been in establishing them.