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Author Barousse, Jason, author.

Title The Internal Revenue Service : why U.S. citizens pay taxes / Jason Barousse.

Publication Info. New York : PowerKids Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 336.2409 BAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
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Series Landmarks of democracy: American institutions
Landmarks of democracy: American institutions.
Note Includes index.
Contents Paying for the war -- Indecision about income tax -- Corporate taxes -- Ratifying the 16th Amendment -- Raising the income tax -- From the Bureau of Internal Revenue to the IRS -- Other taxes -- Know your rights -- What do taxes pay for today? -- Taxes in the future -- Glossary -- Index -- Websites.
Summary The Internal Revenue Service is the government agency that collects federal taxes. The IRS traces its origins back to the Lincoln presidency when the position of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue was created in 1862. The commissioner assessed the nation's first income tax, which was implemented to raise funds to cover war expenses. Without federal taxes, many people would not have access to different types of monetary assistance for services like veterans' benefits, education, the military, and social security. These services have become essential elements on which U.S. citizens rely. This title explores the history of the IRS and how it has developed into such an important part of daily American life. A graphic organizer and vivid full-color photographs connect with the informative and manageable text.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR 6.7 0.5 191052.
Subject United States. Internal Revenue Service -- Juvenile literature.
Income tax -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Income tax.
ISBN 9781508161394 (pbk. book)
1508161399 (pbk. book)
9781508161417 (library bound book)
1508161410 (library bound book)

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