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To what does 'Single Federal Tax' refer?

The single federal tax was a way of simplifying the very complex tax arrangements that existed prior the Uniform Tax legislation of 1942. Both the States and Commonwealth collected income tax, but at varying rates from State to State and State to Commonwealth. The single tax would enable the Commonwealth Government to raise sufficient money to pay for the war effort and the social services it planned to implement at the end of the war.

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