TAXES: Pay As You Earn

Income taxpayers, sweating in anticipation of new horrors to come, breathed easier this week when the Senate Finance Committee showed increasing interest in Beardsley Ruml's pay-as-you-earn tax plan for the future (TIME, Aug. 10). If the Senate and House approve the idea, the Ruml plan will mean that: 1) all taxes due on 1941 income (payable this year) are "forgiven"; 2) all taxes actually paid this year will be credited to the taxes due on this year's income; 3) henceforth all taxes paid will be on the current year's income (which the taxpayer will...

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