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The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation 3/E, 3rd Edition by Bruce Ellig

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Appendix CSelected Laws

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The information in this appendix is intended to be illustrative and should not be relied upon as necessarily complete or accurate. Nonetheless, it should be helpful as a starting point for specific inquiries with appropriate counsel.

1791 Revenue Act

• Tax on whiskey.

1792 Coinage Act

• Authorized minting of U.S. coins.

1798 Revenue Act

• Federal property and estate tax enacted (up to 1 percent).

• Repealed in 1805.

1807 Embargo Act

• Forbade American trade with any foreign port.

1813 Civil Rights Act

• Established citizen property rights.

1861 Revenue Act

• First federal income tax established to help finance the Civil ...

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