The Federal Tax System: Filing Taxes & Auditing


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Mrs. Smith filed her tax returns for the first time as a single person since the divorce. She has sole custody of the children. The IRS has decided to audit her. Why is she being audited?

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1. Americans pay federal income tax to support which programs and services?

2. All personal income taxes must be filed by which date?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will help you to discover what you know about federal tax system procedures. Answer questions on topics like an IRS tax audit and what Americans pay income to support.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and quiz will guide you to:

  • Determine when, by law, income taxes must be filed
  • Choose a the best tax preparation method for a complicated situation
  • Identify an accurate statement about filing taxes

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow you to practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about when income taxes must be filed from the related lesson on the federal tax system procedures
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding an IRS tax audit and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tax preparation methods

Additional Learning

For more knowledge on this subject, review the lesson entitled The Federal Tax System: Filing Taxes & Auditing. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Assess the 'what' and 'why' of taxes
  • Understand the preparation and filing processes
  • Identify how a tax audit works