U.S. Constitution

Article I
Section 9, Clause 4

U.S. Constitution- Legislative Department

Article I. The Congress

Section 9. Powers Denied to Congress

Clause 1. Importation of Such Persons and the States Think It Proper To Admit
Clause 2. Writ of Habeas Corpus
Clause 3. Bills of Attainder and Ex Post Facto Laws
Clause 4. Capitation or Direct Taxes
Clause 5. Duties on Exports from States
Clause 6. Preference of Ports
Clause 7. Appropriations and Accounting of Public Money
Clause 8. Titles of Nobility

Clause 4. Capitation or direct Taxes

No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.

[Note: The effect of this text was revised by the Sixteenth Amendment.]

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