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Tutorial 1: Tax Basics

Access: Understanding Taxes - Answer the following questions, based on what you saw in the PowerPoint presentation:

  • Explain what Oliver Wendell Holmes meant by this statement “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.”
  • Discuss three services funded by taxes. Which of these services is most essential? Explain.
  • To what extent does the Constitution support the right of the government to collect taxes?
  • Present three arguments that you would make to someone who says that citizens should not pay their taxes.
Taxes -Tutorial 1: Tax Basics
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