Interactive - Tax and you

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Tax and you is an interactive that first asks the student to locate various items in a bedroom that may be affected by tax. They then decide whether the item selected has been subjected to some kind of tax, supported via tax subsidies or not affected by the taxation system. There is a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 13 items. The student then embarks on a life journey, making choices such as buying a house, beginning employment and having children. At each stage, they encounter ways in which the taxation system relates to these decisions. The intended outcome is for the student to gain an appreciation of the way in which the taxation system impacts directly on the individual, and that taxes are both an imposition and a benefit to individuals.

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