Paying Taxes

Author: Sarah De Capua
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531260401
Size: 38.21 MB
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Paying Taxes. Discusses what taxes are, why we pay taxes, and how the government spends taxes.

How Taxation Works

Author: Laura La Bella
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1448808227
Size: 73.50 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: 11.71 MB
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Becoming A Citizen. Discusses the requirements for becoming an American citizen and the steps involved in the naturalization process.


Author: National Civic Federation. Taxation Department
Size: 48.38 MB
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Read My Lips

Author: Vanessa S. Williamson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400885019
Size: 38.14 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.

Knowing Your Civil Rights

Author: Christin Ditchfield
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516279107
Size: 15.60 MB
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Knowing Your Civil Rights. Explains the history and importance of civil rights.

Bowling Alone

Author: Robert D. Putnam
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743203046
Size: 18.29 MB
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Bowling Alone. Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.