Communities need money! -- Not very popular -- Federal, state, and local taxes -- The importance of income taxes -- Funding FICA -- Sales taxes -- Paying for property -- In trouble with the IRS -- Sharing strong feelings -- Glossary -- For more information -- Index.
Includes bibliographical references (page 23) and index.
Young people often hear adults complaining about taxes at home and on the news, but the facts about taxes aren't always easy for them to understand. However, this guide to an essential civics topic introduces elementary readers to the basic facts about taxes; what they are, what they're used for, and who pays them.