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The Truth about Taxes

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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.96

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    taxpayer, maintain, provides, schools, however, government, toilet, military, what, seem, also, road, different, build, without, money


The Truth about Taxes
By Erin Horner
  

1     What did you do today? If you drove on a road, learned something at school, played at the park, or saw a policeman, you should thank a taxpayer. Taxes help pay for all of these things. A tax is money that people and businesses pay to the government. The government uses this money to pay for different services that it provides. Tax money is used to build libraries and fix roads. It is also used to build schools, pay teachers, and provide materials like textbooks and toilet paper! Some tax money is used to build and maintain local and national parks. Without tax money, the government wouldn't have the money it needs to help keep us .....
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