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Mail Tribune 100

Dec. 26, 1917


It will require a small army of men to take the income tax returns of persons subject to the new law. Collector of Internal Revenue Milton A. Miller today announced that fifteen officers will start from his headquarters on January 1 and on January 2 every one of them will be on the job at the points in the respective counties as designated, to meet the people and help them make out their income tax returns. The officer assigned to this county is due to arrive here on January 21 and to remain until February 8, both dates inclusive. He will have his office in the city hall at Medford, where he may be found every day of the dates stated.

"It will be well for every unmarried person whose net income for 1917 is $1,000 or over, and every married person living with his wife or husband whose net income for 1917 is $2,000 or over, to call on the income tax man and learn whether or not they have any tax to pay," Collector Miller said today. "The person subject to tax who doesn't make return in the time prescribed is going to regret it. The government will get after all income tax slackers.

"There's hardly a business man, merchant or professional man who won't have to make return of income. Farmers, as a class, will have to pay the tax. The safe thing to do is for every person who had a total income of $1,000 or $2,000, as the case may be, and who is not sure about what deductions the law allows him, to play it safe by calling on the income tax man.

"The man sent by the collector will have forms for everybody and persons who expect to call on him need not trouble themselves to write for forms."