Sales Tax: Definition, Types, Purpose & Examples


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Sales tax is additional money that ___?

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1. A sales tax provides money for ___?

2. What is an excise tax usually added to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can use this quiz to check their understanding of sales tax. The quiz will test students on the types and purpose of sales tax through the use of vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who take this quiz can expect questions on the items listed below:

  • Definition of sales tax
  • Area(s) benefiting from a sales tax
  • Excise tax and use tax

Skills Practiced

Students who take this quiz will be improving the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - pull the most important information from the accompanying lesson on sales tax
  • Distinguishing differences - compare the various types of sales tax
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of sales tax

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more about sales tax should check out the related lesson Sales Tax: Definition, Types, Purpose & Examples. The lesson will meet the objectives below:

  • Define sales tax
  • Identify and distinguish the different types of sales tax
  • Understand the purpose of sales tax
  • Take a look at examples of when and how sales tax applies