Why We Pay Taxes
You have to teach them young, right? This “Figuring Out Taxes Worksheet” goes into detail about the importance of monetarily contributing to society. “Why do we pay taxes?” Well, according to this kid, it’s “so we don’t get arrested.” Well, technically, they’re not wrong. Tax evasion is a serious offense.
Pay your taxes and you avoid arrest and jail time. Never mind that our taxes pay the salaries of certain professions such as law enforcement and firefighters. Anyway, this child’s response is a succinct and easily understood reason for paying your taxes. Just do it, folks. Don’t be like the one percent.