STUDENT 5: Federal Taxes

Length = 1 weeks
You will understand different tax structures and will calculate taxes from the tax brackets.

Students will:

  1. Describe generally the current US progressive and flat tax arguments
  2. Calculate taxes using the tax brackets
  3. Look up taxes using the Tax Tables

Lesson 5.1 Tax Explained at Lunch

In 2005, Congress came under fire for using tax dollars to build a $320 million bridge that would service an island of 50 people.

Lesson 5.2 Calculating Taxes

“No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.” -George Washington

L5.3 Using Tax Tables

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must…undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” -Thomas Paine

Helps & Hints:

Use the tax estimator below to estimate what taxes would be. You may need to refresh, and then click on quick estimate.