Proportional Tax: Definition & Examples


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A proportional tax is often referred to as a _____.

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1. _____ is/are an example of a proportional tax.

2. Which of the following is a possible benefit of a proportional tax?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you determine what you know about the concept of a proportional tax. Topics on the quiz include knowing what a proportional tax is often called, as well as what an example of such a tax might be.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and/or the online quiz to review:

  • Alternate term for a proportional tax
  • Examples of this system of taxation
  • Benefits of a tax that is proportional
  • Whether you are taxed proportionally at a store
  • Definition of a progressive income tax

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding whether you are taxed proportionally at a store and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of a tax that is proportional
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as progressive and proportional income tax

Additional Learning

To make up your own mind which type of taxation is best for our country, review the corresponding lesson called Proportional Tax: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a proportional tax is
  • Describe how a progressive tax differs from a flat tax
  • Explain the arguments for adopting this system in the U.S.
  • Appreciate when you already pay a flat tax on items