Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
Theme 1: Your Role as a TaxpayerLesson 1: Why Pay Taxes?


Activity 3: Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget

The federal budget outlines how the government gets and spends its money. Visit the Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget Web site to learn more about the Federal Budget. The web site provides information on the budget. For more information, you can also review the pie charts at the bottom of this page.

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Using the pie charts below, match the budget information with its correct percentage of revenue by choosing the correct revenue percentage from the drop-down menu. To assess your answers, click the Check My Answers button at the bottom of the page.

Two pie charts are shown. The first pie chart is titled 'Income.' The second pie chart is titled 'Outlays.' For more information on these pie charts, click on the Help icon on this page.


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