Regressive Tax: Definition, Structure & Example


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Choose the best answer to define regressive tax.

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1. Choose the best examples of regressive taxes.

2. Choose the best answer to show how to calculate sales tax.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A regressive tax is one type of tax you probably encounter frequently. Quiz questions ask you to choose the most appropriate definitions and examples related to regressive tax.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you must answer questions regarding:

  • Types of regressive taxes
  • Calculation of sales tax
  • How property is taxed
  • The impact of regressive taxes on different income-groups

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about taxation in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired formulas to recall how sales tax is calculated
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the principles of regressive tax and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what types of individuals are most impacted by regressive taxes

Additional Learning

After reviewing the related lesson titled Regressive Tax: Definition, Structure & Example, you will be able to:

  • Determine sales and property tax
  • Identify economic disadvantages of regressive taxes
  • Define the main types of regressive taxes