Paying Taxes

Paying Taxes

by Sarah De Capua


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Discover why taxes are necessary to pay for the basic services they use everyday, how tax payments are calculated, and why people often disagree on how taxes should work.

A True Book: Civics series helps children become productive citizens by presenting core civic knowledge in a fun and engaging way. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

From libraries and schools to roads and public parks, governments provide their citizens with a large number of important utilities and services. Such things are often expensive to build and maintain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531262122
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: A True Book: Civics Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 351,072
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 Paying the Government: What types of government are supported by taxes? 7

2 Types of Taxes: What is the difference between a tariff and an excise tax? 13

Taxes Go Around the World: How are U.S. taxes spent outside the country? 20

3 How are Taxes Used?: Does tax money help a community to rebuild after a natural disaster? 23

4 Tax Day: Which taxes are paid on Tax Day? 29

5 Judging Taxes: How can you decide what makes a good tax? 37

True Statistics 44

Resources 45

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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