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Theme 1: Your Role as a TaxpayerLesson 2: How Taxes Evolve


Activity 2: Formal Tax Legislation Process
The United States Capitol.

Proposed tax laws start the formal tax legislation process as a bill. This bill must follow specific steps outlined by the U.S. Constitution before, or even if, it is to become a law. Use Info Sheet 1: How Taxes Evolve to review the series of steps in the formal tax legislation process.

Put the steps of the formal tax legislation process in order. Match each step of this process to the number that each step occurs. Choose numbers from the drop-down menu. To assess your answers, click the Check My Answers button at the bottom of the page.


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