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February 15, 1965

Federal Income Tax Guide for Physicians

JAMA. 1965;191(7):553-591. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080070037010

Introduction  This Federal Income Tax Guide for Physicians owes its existence to the continuously expanding application of the income tax laws to the day-to-day activities of physician-taxpayers. Despite the fact that tax rates for individuals were reduced by the Revenue Act of 1964, the creeping process of inflation, with more income and less purchasing power per dollar, is steadily subjecting the physician to higher tax brackets under the US system of graduated income tax rates.It is important, therefore, that the physician direct his attention to the subject of income taxation so that he may learn not only to recognize his responsibilities under the law but also to have some knowledge concerning the income tax benefits available to him and to which he is rightfully entitled.The Guide is prepared with the foregoing in mind. Thus, it is intended to provide nontechnical answers to tax questions which frequently concern the

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