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  • Taxes and Salary Why take money away from my hard earned paycheck?
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  • UEQ and LEQ UEQ: How can JA Finance Park teach you about the drastic impacts that taxes can have on different parts of your life? LEQ: How can taxes benefit society, while at the same time be a burden for taxpayers?
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  • Vocabulary Tax Tax Types (Income, Retirement, Sales, Inheritance, State, Federal) IRS Audit Refund
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  • Think/Pair/Share Read the following statements/questions, think about them for a minute and pair up with a partner to come up with answers for them. Write answers down, so you have them! Define Tax. Who Pays Taxes? Why Pay Taxes? What is Tax Money used for?
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  • Highlight/Pair/Share With your same think/pair/share buddy, read over the handout What Are Taxes, and Why Do They Exist? Highlight information in the short reading to answer the title, What Are Taxes and Why Do They Exist. On the back of the sheet, with your partner, summarize in a paragraph what you read and highlighted. Discussion in class of reading.
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  • Taxes: The Low Down Taxes Money collected to pay local, state, and national government bills.
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  • Who Pays Taxes??? Citizens DO!!! Almost Everyone Workers, shoppers, homeowners
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  • Paying Taxes Constant invisible activity. Taxes are added in and you dont realize it. Examples: Tax on clothing, food, bills Taken out of your pay. Income Tax taken out of your pay and given to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) April 15 th, the day everyone loves to hate.
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  • Paying Taxes
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  • Taxs Affect on You Additional costs on everything. Food, clothing, entertainment, gas Annual Salary is worth much less. Repossession for not paying taxes. Tax Collector Comes Knocking Tax Collector Comes Knocking Not paying or cheating on taxes can lead to an audit. Homer Vs. The IRS Homer Vs. The IRS
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  • Tax Affect
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  • Group Activity If someone was to give you a list of items and taxes on those items, could you figure out which taxes on items are real and which ones are fake? Pair up and find out Using the Real and Fake handouts and the Price We Pay Cards, figure out with your group members, which taxes are real and which taxes are fake, place the tax card under the appropriate paper On page 41, mark next to each tax, if your group thinks its real or fake.
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  • Blueberry Tax
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  • Fur Clothing Tax
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  • Soda Tax
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  • Playing Card Tax
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  • Amusement Tax
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  • Sparkler/Firework Tax
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  • Jock Tax
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  • The Truth ALL are Taxes!!!
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  • CNN Money Homework How can the IRS and U.S. Government help save people from difficult times and trouble paying taxes/bills? Read over Your Share of Stimulus Tax Breaks to find out. Answer the questions associated with the article at the bottom of the article.
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  • Where Does The Money Go??? Can you figure out where the money goes??? First: Cut out the tax cards. Second: With your group members, determine whether each program shown on the cards is a national government run program, or, a state government. Third: As you and your group decide separate the cards into three piles and fill in the two columned graphic organizer.
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  • Types of Taxes Three Main Types: Income (Payroll) tax Sales Tax Property Tax All three are paid so the government has money to run different programs.
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  • Sales Tax
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  • Income Tax Whats the Message?
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  • Property Tax What is the Message???
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  • Figuring Out Sales Tax
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  • GMI: Gross Monthly Income
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  • How to Figure Out GMI