ERIC Number: ED346283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Taxes! Teacher's Resource Package.
Internal Revenue Service (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.
This high school curriculum on understanding taxes contains six units. An overview explaining the course's format includes purposes and objectives for each of the six units and summaries of the related video. Each lesson in a unit may contain information on history, civics/government, economics, consumer education, and business education. Each unit lesson contains some or all the following: purpose; objectives; materials; key terms; opening; development; conclusion; extension; overhead transparencies; student handouts; problems/quiz problems; forms; and evaluation forms. Unit one contains lessons on income tax and the individual taxpayer and taxpayer rights and responsibilities. Unit two contains three lessons: from W-4 to W-2, filing a return form 1040EZ, and form 1040A and beyond. Unit three's lesson is on state and local taxes. Lessons in unit four describe federal tax system evolution and making federal tax laws. Unit five includes four lessons on the topics of raising revenue, whether or not taxes can be shifted, how taxes influence behavior, and conflicting goals. Effects on different income groups and tax fairness are the lessons in unit six. Addresses and telephone numbers for the Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Education Coordinators, information on teacher workshops, and ordering information are included. (NLA)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Consumer Education, High Schools, Income, Instructional Materials, Tax Allocation, Tax Credits, Tax Deductions, Tax Rates, Taxes
Internal Revenue Service, Understanding Taxes High School Program, P.O. Box 127, Glen Burnie, MD 21060 (teacher's resource package including videocassette--free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Internal Revenue Service (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.