Paying Taxes

Author: Sarah De Capua
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531262122
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Paying Taxes. Provides simple information about the tax system in the United States, what taxes are, how they are paid or collected, and how to file yearly taxes.

How Taxation Works

Author: Laura La Bella
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1448808227
Size: 66.19 MB
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How Taxation Works. Taxation is a complex and intimidating system, but one that we all need to understand. This book explains in plain-language how taxation works, its different forms, and the ongoing debate about the fairest system.

Becoming A Citizen

Author: Sarah De Capua
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606270922
Size: 17.51 MB
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Becoming A Citizen. Discusses the requirements for becoming an American citizen and the steps involved in the naturalization process.

Bulletin

Author: National Civic Federation. Taxation Department
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Bulletin.

Knowing Your Civil Rights

Author: Christin Ditchfield
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516228006
Size: 37.39 MB
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Knowing Your Civil Rights. Explains the history and importance of civil rights.

Read My Lips

Author: Vanessa S. Williamson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400885019
Size: 55.92 MB
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Read My Lips. A surprising and revealing look at what Americans really believe about taxes Conventional wisdom holds that Americans hate taxes. But the conventional wisdom is wrong. Bringing together national survey data with in-depth interviews, Read My Lips presents a surprising picture of tax attitudes in the United States. Vanessa Williamson demonstrates that Americans view taxpaying as a civic responsibility and a moral obligation. But they worry that others are shirking their duties, in part because the experience of taxpaying misleads Americans about who pays taxes and how much. Perceived "loopholes" convince many income tax filers that a flat tax might actually raise taxes on the rich, and the relative invisibility of the sales and payroll taxes encourages many to underestimate the sizable tax contributions made by poor and working people. Americans see being a taxpayer as a role worthy of pride and respect, a sign that one is a contributing member of the community and the nation. For this reason, the belief that many Americans are not paying their share is deeply corrosive to the social fabric. The widespread misperception that immigrants, the poor, and working-class families pay little or no taxes substantially reduces public support for progressive spending programs and undercuts the political standing of low-income people. At the same time, the belief that the wealthy pay less than their share diminishes confidence that the political process represents most people. Upending the idea of Americans as knee-jerk opponents of taxes, Read My Lips examines American taxpaying as an act of political faith. Ironically, the depth of the American civic commitment to taxpaying makes the failures of the tax system, perceived and real, especially potent frustrations.

Ceremony And Civility

Author: Barbara A. Hanawalt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019049039X
Size: 57.26 MB
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Ceremony And Civility. In Ceremony and Civility, Barbara Hanawalt shows how, in the late Middle Ages, London's elected officials and elites used ceremony and ritual to establish their legitimacy and power. These civic ceremonies helped delineate the relationship between London's mayors and the crown, but alsobetween denizens and their government, between gild wardens and their members, between masters and apprentices, and between parishioners and their churches. London, like all premodern cities, had a largely immigrant population - only a small proportion of the inhabitants were citizens - and the newly arrived needed to be taught the civic culture of the city in order for that city to function peacefully. Ritual and ceremony played key roles in thisacculturation process. In a society in which hierarchical authority was most commonly determined by inheritance of title and office, or sanctified by ordination, civic officials who had been elected to their posts relied on rituals to cement their authority, power, and dominance. Since the typicalterm of elected office was a year, elections and inaugurations had to be very public and visually distinct in order to quickly communicate with the masses: the robes of office needed to distinguish the officers so that everyone would know who they were. The result was a colorful civic pageantry. Newcomers themselves found their places within this structure in various ways. Apprentices entering the city to take up a trade were educated in civic culture by their masters. Gilds similarly used rituals, oath swearing, and distinctive livery to mark their members' belonging. But these publicshows of belonging and orderly civic life also had a dark side. Those who rebelled against authority and broke the civic ordinances were made spectacles through ritual humiliations and public parades through the streets so that others could take heed of these offenders of the law. At the parishlevel, and even at the level of the street, civic behavior was taught through example, through proclamations, and even through performances, like ballads.An accessible look at late medieval London through the lens of civic ceremonies and dispute resolution, Ceremony and Civility synthesizes archival research in London with existing scholarship to show how newcomers in an ever-shifting population were enculturated into premodern London.

Encyclopedia Of Ethics

Author: Lawrence C. Becker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135350965
Size: 77.60 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Ethics. The editors, working with a team of 325 renowned authorities in the field of ethics, have revised, expanded and updated this classic encyclopedia. Along with the addition of 150 new entries, all of the original articles have been newly peer-reviewed and revised, bibliographies have been updated throughout, and the overall design of the work has been enhanced for easier access to cross-references and other reference features. New entries include * Cheating * Dirty hands * Gay ethics * Holocaust * Journalism * Political correctness * and many more.