Average Tax Rate: Definition & Formula


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Which is the best explanation of a tax?

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1. Which of the following is the best explanation of tax rate?

2. What do you call a tax system where the tax rate increases as income increases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo will help you to test your understanding of the average tax rate, along with the factors the go into calculating it. You will be quizzed on your knowledge of the tax rate and asked to calculate a hypothetical average tax rate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following topics:

  • Definition of a tax
  • Definition of a tax rate
  • Definition of a progressive tax system
  • Calculating a hypothetical average tax rate

Skills Practiced

You can use these assessment tools in order to practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve a practice problem that involves calculating an average tax rate
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the definition of a tax and a tax rate and then interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tax rates

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson about the Average Tax Rate in order to learn more about this topic. The lesson covers the following:

  • Define terms such as average tax rate, tax, tax rate and marginal tax rate
  • Provide examples of how a progressive income tax system works
  • Understand and use the formula to calculate an average tax rate