Tax: who, what, how and why

Different types of taxes affect taxpayers in different ways. Work out the difference between progressive, proportional and regressive taxes and test your understanding of these three tax types.

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  • 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.

Trust

A trust exists when a person or company (called a 'trustee') holds assets on behalf of others who are intended to benefit from the assets, or income from those assets. Those intended to benefit are called 'beneficiaries'.

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