10 Common Tax Myths, Debunked identifies common tax and policy misconceptions. It is designed to help students learn how to separate fact from fiction and improve their ability to counter misleading arguments about the tax code.
Case Study: Average vs. Marginal Tax Rates explores the difference between tax rates and how each impacts taxpayers' liability and the economy.
Case Study: Sales Taxes vs. Excise Taxes compares the effects of sales taxes and tobacco taxes with real policy examples.
Case Study: Taxing a New Industry examines the legalization of recreational marijuana at the state level and how to tax it, with examples from Colorado and California.
Common Tax Questions, Answered is a primer on tax policy including the basics of who pays taxes, the difference between credits and deductions, how taxes impact the economy, and what constitutes sound tax policy.
Green Rush: Principles for Taxing Cannabis is a video about how states generate tax revenue from recreational cannabis. Three principles are presented to guide states in their policy design, in order to minimize unintended consequences and maximize the benefits of cannabis taxation.
History of Taxes is a primer about the origination of taxes and how they resemble taxes we have today. It discusses how the American tax code developed from the beginning of the colonies and includes some of the odd taxes throughout history, designed not just to raise revenue, but influence behavior too.
Not All Taxes Are Created Equal is a lesson plan and assessment designed to help students compare the economic impact of taxes on what you earn, buy, and own, and discuss the pros and cons of ways that governments raise revenue.
Taxes: The Price We Pay for Government is a primer about the types of taxes governments rely on to fund priorities like infrastructure, national defense, and social insurance programs. Topics include the share of total revenue generated by each type of tax and the central role businesses play in the tax collection process.
The Weird Way Taxes Impact Behavior is a primer on how tax policies can influence behavior through the power of incentives. Students learn how tax policies impact the buildings we live in, the cars we drive, and what we eat and wear, and how tax policies can encourage positive economic behaviors.
Three Basic Tax Types is a lesson plan, video, and assessment designed to teach students about taxes on what you earn, what you buy, and what you own. Topics include how these taxes fit together and how they impact government revenues and the economy.
A Carbon Tax, Explained is a 2 minute video about how every policy has trade-offs, but a well-designed carbon tax has the potential to protect the environment without harming consumers, jobs, or businesses.
The Tariffs Are Taxes Too is a 1.34 minute video that explains how, even though tariffs are invisible, their effects are not. They might be sold as a tool to strengthen the economy, but tariffs are just taxes that make everyone worse off.
The Three Basic Tax Types is a 1.43 minute video that explores how the better you understand taxes, the better equipped you are to make decisions about them. All taxes can be divided into three basic types: taxes on what you buy, taxes on what you earn, and taxes on what you own.