American Holidays – Tax Day

hi everyone I’m Alisha in the United
States federal income taxes and most state income taxes are due on April 15
this is not a holiday of course but it’s a major event nonetheless throughout the
nation you’ll see people scrambling to get their tax forms in the mail before
midnight on April 15th technically federal income taxes are
only due on this day if you owe the federal government money the first income tax in the United
States was imposed to pay for a war do you know which war it was imposed to pay
for we’ll show you the answer at the end of this video in the United States the
beginning of tax season generally starts in February tax season is that time of
year when people start bringing their taxes into preparers to get them ready
to send in to the federal government u.s. citizens have the option of using a
tax preparer or an accountant usually a much more expensive option to prepare
their taxes there are stiff penalties charged if taxes are underpaid or not
paid at all on April 15th of every year the United States Post Office stays open
until midnight to make sure that people have every possible opportunity to get
their taxes in the mail before the deadline those individuals who don’t owe
any tax to the government don’t have to make this deadline in addition to
sending in tax forms payment is due on or before April 15th of every year as
well every year around tax time you see the parking lots of tax preparation
agency is overflowing with cars one tradition in the United States
relating to tax time is holding sales at various businesses people who get tax
returns oftentimes spend the money on something for themselves and to
capitalize on this businesses often offer discounts on their items during
this time of year some tax preparation agencies even allow people to take out a
loan of the same amount as their anticipated tax refund it’s a busy time
of the year for the IRS and businesses alike though it has been controversial
the sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution gives the US
government the authority to levy income taxes it has been contested but is held
up to all challenges and now here’s the answer to the quiz do you know for which
war the first income tax was imposed the first income taxes in the United States
were imposed during the Civil War the constitutional amendment that gives the
federal government the authority to collect income taxes was actually passed
in 1913 how is this lesson did you learn something interesting is there a special
day for paying taxes in your country please leave a comment at English class
101.com until next time

Stephen Childs


  1. Elish is beautiful, but please Elisha you look much better with long hair

  2. you speaks too fast try to speak slowly to understand what do you say

  3. no in emirates we Do not pay any tax thanks for the best information that you explained for us

  4. There isn't a special day for paying taxes in Egypt where I live.

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  6. Here in Québec, There is not a day for taxes, all year There's taxes high:( but none of the cash is used for war….

    And thank to you for the vidéo 🙂 it help really:)

    (Sorry for my english bad)

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