ERIC Number: ED256701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Taxes 1985 [and] Teacher's Guide to Understanding Taxes 1985.
Internal Revenue Service (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.
The major objective of this booklet and guide is to help high school students understand the U.S. tax system. The student booklet consists of eight modules. The first module discusses taxpayer responsibilities and rights. Methods of paying taxes are discussed, privacy rights are described, and the functions of the Collection and Criminal Investigations of the Internal Revenue Service are outlined. The second module teaches students how to prepare an income tax return. Specific instructions for completing forms (1984 tax year) 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040 are provided. The history of taxation is the focus of the third module. The fourth module discusses the economics of taxation. The politics of taxation (i.e., the executive branch's role in tax legislation, how Congress passes tax legislation, and how Congressional members are influenced by politics), is treated in the fifth module. The sixth module examines state taxes. Facts and fallacies about the Internal Revenue Service are described in module 7. The last module contains a glossary of tax terms. The teacher's guide presents specific instructions for developing each module. Learning activities and discussion questions are suggested, and answers to problems and quizzes are provided. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Internal Revenue Service (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.
Note: Sample tax forms contain small type that may not reproduce clearly.