Progressive Tax: Definition, Structure & Example


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Choose the best answer to explain progressive taxes.

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1. Choose the best example of a progressive tax.

2. Choose the best answer to define income tax.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Questions in this quiz require knowledge of what a progressive tax is and how it relates to overall government function. You will need to select examples of progressive taxes and answer questions regarding the relevance of income tax and the IRS.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz asks you to:

  • Define progressive tax
  • Define income tax
  • Recall where income taxes are applied
  • Identify when back-owed taxes are due

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding progressive taxes and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as progressive tax and income tax
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts of progressive taxing to examine information about the IRS and income tax in a different light

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, review the lesson called Progressive Tax: Definition, Structure & Example. This lesson details:

  • How progressive tax amount is determined
  • Who pays progressive taxes
  • The role of the IRS in collecting progressive taxes
  • How progressive tax affects different income groups