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World War II

Defined era of unprecedented mobilization and government intervention in the economy, impacting tax policy and economic management for decades.



  • Massive increase in military spending, production of war materials.
  • Rationing and controls on civilian consumption.
  • Economy moved to full production, introduction of large Female labor force.
  • Increased income tax rates, payroll taxes, victory tax.
  • Reduced some wartime taxes after the war.


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