Lesson Plan: The Three Basic Tax Types


What are the three basic tax types in the American Tax Code? In this lesson plan, students will learn about taxes on what you earn, taxes on what you buy, and taxes on what you own. Essential questions that will be answered include:

  • How do these taxes fit together?
  • How do these taxes impact government revenues and the economy?
  • Where may you encounter them in your daily life?

All TaxEDU lesson plans are designed for students in grades 9-12, are free, and include an assessment and assessment key.

Download the materials above to get started and view our primer, The Three Basic Tax Types, to learn more.

Related Glossary Terms

Capital Gains Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Estate Tax, Excise Tax, Gross Receipts Tax, Individual Income Tax, Inheritance Tax, Payroll Taxes, Progressive Tax, Property Tax, Sales Taxes, Tax Bracket, Value-Added Tax (VAT), Wealth Tax

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