Dean Allen was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and graduated from high school in 1969. He spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean stayed in Spokane where he and his wife raised their two children. Dean has been in the Spokane radio market since 1982. When Dean’s not on-air you will most likely find him on the golf course, watching sports or spending time with his two grandchildren!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
Today is the deadline to file taxes with the Internal Revenue Service or ask for an extension. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the income tax. Here are some more facts about it:
FACT: President Abraham Lincoln created the first income tax in 1862 as a way to help finance the Civil War. The tax topped out at five percent and lapsed after a decade.
FACT: President Woodrow Wilson signed the Revenue Act of 1913 into law, imposing a one percent tax on incomes more than three-thousand dollars for individuals and a percentage point higher for higher incomes. The tax capped at seven percent for income greater than 500-thousand dollars.
FACT: Tax rates reached their highest during World War II, starting at 23 percent for those with the lowest incomes and climbed to a whopping 94 percent for income greater than 200-thousand-dollars.
FACT: The IRS says it lost out on about 450-billion-dollars in 2006 from taxpayers who either underpaid or didn't pay their taxes.