Understanding the Progressive Tax Code


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What is a progressive tax code?

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1. Which of the following tax rates may affect an individual's decision to work harder and earn additional income?

2. In the case of a proportional tax, individuals are taxed at a rate that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The progressive tax code affects people with different incomes in different ways. In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll be tested on the history of the progressive tax code, the definition, its effect on the general economy, and how to recognize it. The student's knowledge will also be tested on the alternatives, regressive and proportional taxation, and how they contrast with the progressive tax code.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of a progressive tax code
  • How a proportional tax rate is applied
  • Comparisons of the three tax plans illustrated in the accompanying lesson
  • The effect on the economy of a national sales tax

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of a progressive tax code
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of progressive, regressive, and proportional tax rates
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as marginal and average tax rates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the possible application of a national sales tax

Additional Learning

To learn more about taxation, review the accompanying lesson titled Understanding the Progressive Tax Code. This lesson covers:

  • Understanding the Progressive Tax Code through examples of its application to individual taxpayers.
  • The history of the Progressive Tax Code, and marginal and average tax rates explained
  • The effect of a progressive tax rate on the economy and individual tax payers.
  • The definition of Regressive and Proportional tax rates, alternatives to the Progressive tax.
  • How to recognize a Progressive Tax.
  • The possible effects on the economy of a national sales tax.