Evidently the folks back in 1943 needed to learn how to complete their income tax forms. The federal government used Donald Duck along with other famous Americans to help spread the word that taxes were no longer voluntary and that all Americans must file each year. Watch Donald Duck complete his forms from the NPR Planet Money blog and learn more about the WHYS of TAXES (along with which other famous Americans helped out) in our tax history from the IRS.

If you are struggling with the thought of how to pay or you’re dealing with debt, check out these What Ifs by the IRS.