9-12 Economics Arkansas

Taxes: The Good and the Bad

This inquiry leads students through an investigation of taxation in the United States.  By investigating the compelling question, “Do taxes help or hurt United States citizens?” students will evaluate the pros and cons of taxes on the citizens of the United States.  Students will discover the different ways that the government collects taxes, how they spend the revenue from it, what categories and tax brackets people fall into when filing their taxes, and how various socio-economic groups are affected by taxes on their income.