What Are Taxes?
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. Helpful graphic organizers, eye-catching fact boxes, and full-color photographs complement the informative main text. Even though it may be many years before readers have to start paying their own taxes, it's never too early to learn about this important part of life.