History dating back to 1773
Let\'s explore the origins of some of the more common taxes we face today. Most of the taxes we pay today have been around for less than half of our country\'s history.
The tea we drink is derived from Camillia sinensis, an evergreen tree of the Theaceae family.
The first known minutes start in 1773, and the extract below is taken from Burgess Chronicles, reproduced in Golf: A Royal and Ancient Game.
It is now clear that the club had been in existence since shortly after the construction of Golfhall at Bruntsfield Links but there are other reasons to support 1735 as the inception date of the society.
The modern estate tax was implemented in 1916 and the gift tax came about in 1924.
The federal income tax was enacted in 1913, and corporate income taxes were enacted slightly earlier, in 1909.