What You Need to Know About Taxes

Do the rich pay their fair share? Why are lower taxes better for the economy? Learn more about taxes with this collection of videos.  

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What You Need to Know About Taxes
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  1. The Progressive Income Tax: A Tale of Three Brothers

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    "The Progressive Income Tax" is one of those economic terms that gets bandied about, but few actually know what it means or how it works. This tale of three similar brothers with three different incomes (but one shared expense) helps explain the tax system under which we live. Adapted from an article by noted investor and economist, Kip Hagopian, and narrated by actress Carolyn Hennesy of "General Hospital" and "True Blood" fame, this animated story will change the way you think about how you pay your taxes.

  2. Lower Taxes, Higher Revenue

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    Should Taxes Be Higher? It's the million dollar question! Up? Down? No change? Where in the world should taxes go? In election years, the question of tax rates fills the airwaves. In non-election years, the question of tax rates, again, fills the airwaves. So what's the answer? George Mason University Professor of Economics Tim Groseclose explains his research on the topic. Basically, there's a certain point at which higher tax rates actually reduce the amount of revenue the government collects. What's that point? When are tax rates too high? Learn a valuable lesson in economics, and public policy.

  3. Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share?

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    Do the rich pay their fair share of taxes? It's not a simple question. First of all, what do you mean by rich? And how much is fair? What are the rich, whoever they are, paying now? Is there any tax rate that would be unfair? UCLA Professor of Economics, Lee Ohanian, has some fascinating and unexpected answers.

  4. Taxes Are Killing Small Businesses

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    Did you know that U.S. businesses are taxed at one of the highest rates in the developed world? How bad is it? And why should you care? Watch this short video to find out.

    This video is part of a collaborative business and economics project with Job Creators Network and Information Station. To learn more, visit informationstation.org.

  5. Would a Flat Tax Be More Fair?

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    What would happen if there was just one tax rate for most Americans? Would that be fair? Could it even work? Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, explains.

  6. Why Are Your Payroll Taxes So High?

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    Did you know the government deducts money out of every paycheck you get? Do you know where that money goes? Watch this short video on payroll taxes to learn more.

    This video is part of a collaborative business and economics project with Job Creators Network and Information Station. To learn more, visit informationstation.org

  7. Is America's Tax System Fair?

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    Is the U.S. tax system fair? Are the rich paying too little or too much? What about the middle and lower class? New York Times bestselling author Amity Shlaes answers these questions, and offers a tax solution that most Americans could get on board with.