why do we have to pay federal income tax

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Today, with the memory of April 15 still fresh, we take a look at Taxes. Do I Really Have to Pay Taxes? When you filed your tax return this year, did you hear a little voice asking is this really necessary? If so, you re not alone. Brandon from Louisiana asks: Is there a law stating that I have to pay federal income taxes? If so, where is it in writing? Well done, Brandon it s time that somebody had the nerve to ask that question. And I m glad it wasn t me. I think I can shed some light on this topic, even though the short answer is if you earn income, you probably have to pay federal income tax.