Theme 4: What Is Taxed and WhyLesson 4: Direct and Indirect Taxes
Taxes can be either direct or indirect. A direct tax is one that the taxpayer pays directly to the government. These taxes cannot be shifted to others. A homeowner pays personal property taxes directly to the government. A family pays its own federal income taxes.
An indirect tax can be passed on to another person or group. A business may recover the cost of the taxes it pays by charging higher prices to customers. A tax shift occurs when the business shifts its taxes to others.
Activity 1: Classifying Direct and Indirect Taxes Classify taxes as Direct or Indirect.
Activity 2: Business Beginnings Discover how business location affects profits and taxes.
Activity 3: Chuck's Chocolate Factory How are profits affected when you shift rising property taxes to your customers?
Activity 4: Tax Your Memory Test you tax IQ when you play this memory concentration game.
Complete the assessment page to test your understanding of Direct and Indirect Taxes.
What could a business do if it experiences an increase in its property tax rates?
Did You Know?
Did You Know? Paper and metal aren't the only things used to make money. Under the rule of Aztec emperor Montezuma, the cocoa bean was used as currency.
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