Interactive - The story of tax

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The story of tax is a short interactive that highlights the direct link between the effectiveness of the tax system and the enrichment of the community.

It can be used as a quick overview of how tax has evolved over time in an Australian context. The interactive includes six pause points with accompanying text.

The story of tax – accessible text transcript.

The story of tax worksheets:

 The story of tax - PDF version

 

  • Fact 12

    The expenses of World War I were so great that the Commonwealth Government introduced three new taxes in 1917: an entertainment tax, a wartime profits tax and a bachelor tax that raised such a bitter protest that it was never put into operation.

Unearned income

Income received that is not from a personal exertion source. Bank interest and dividends are examples of unearned income.

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