Wilson-Gorman Act

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Wilson-Gorman Act

Legislation in the United States, enacted in 1894, that imposed the first income tax in peacetime. Primarily, the act significantly lowered tariffs, but levied an income tax of 2% on incomes over $4,000 to make up the lost federal revenue. The act is formally called the Revenue Act of 1894.
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In pertinent part, the Revenue Act of 1894 requires
429, 586 (1895) (declaring Revenue Act of 1894 unconstitutional).
Senators Hill and Quay joined in efforts to block the administration of the Act, including legislation that would have removed any obstacle to courts' ruling on income tax, because they saw section 3224 of the Revenue Act of 1894, ch.