Most of our states also impose taxes to provide public services to their citizens. Examples of these public services are public schools, police protection, health and welfare benefits, and the operation of the state government. A large portion of a state's sales tax revenue goes towards education, the running of the state government, and public welfare.
Visit the website for State and local taxes to learn about sales tax, property tax, and other state taxes. Use the information to answer the multiple-choice questions below.
1) All people, no matter how much money they earn, pay the same percentage of sales tax (regressive tax)?
2) Food, medicine, and utilities do not often include sales tax?
3) People usually pay property tax to the county, school district, local government, or water district.