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United States Customs Service

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Customs Service, United States, branch of the Department of Treasury responsible for levying and collecting taxes on imported goods. In the early 1900s most government income was received from the Customs Service. The revenue it raises is now exceeded only by that brought in by the Internal Revenue Service.

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