ECONOMY Taxes may be as certain as death, but they’ve changed a lot. Over the centuries, governments have levied taxes on everything from urine to beards. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to better understand how ancient Romans put those taxes to use in government. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Nat Geo News … Continue reading Urine Trouble: Taxes in Ancient Rome
POLITICS President Barack Obama has delivered his 2015 State of the Union speech to Congress, outlining what his administration is calling “middle-class economics.” Read the full text of the speech, and explore some of the issues raised by middle-class economics—and President Obama’s final term in office. (Medium) Use our resources to better understand the U.S. government. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key … Continue reading What’s the State of the Union in 2015?
HEALTH The Navajo Nation Council has approved a 2% increase in sales tax for certain foods sold on the 27,000-square-mile reservation, becoming the first region in the country that may install a so-called “junk food tax.” (Indian Country Today) This week is Geography Awareness Week, celebrating the Geography of Food! This week, our Current Event Connection blog posts will focus on Food in the News, … Continue reading Navajo Nation Council Approves Junk Food Tax
BUSINESS Apple Questioned Over Taxes Apple Inc.’s tax methods have been questioned by a Senate committee that has accused the company of being “among America’s largest tax avoiders.” Watch this video to understand how billion-dollar corporations enjoy a tax haven in Ireland. Discussion Ideas: Taking advantage of Ireland’s low corporate tax rates, Apple Inc. paid just 1.9% tax on its $37 billion in overseas profits … Continue reading Apple Questioned Over Taxes
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Tax Day: A day each year that most anticipate as one of stress and strain and pocketbooks being relieved of funds. What can offset such feelings of doom and despair? How about a massage or a scoop of ice cream or free copies of your tax return?
Let’s take a look at some Tax Day deals that are sure to have you grinning from ear-to-ear.
What better way to perk up than a nice, sugar-filled snack? Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream is serving up three-ounce sundaes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ice creamery is owned by Global Franchise Group, LLC, which is headquartered in Fulton County, Georgia. Stores can be found in 43 states, Puerto Rico, and Singapore. If you can’t find a Maggie Moo’s near you, look for a Cinnabon (all locations in the U.S. are mapped above). The pastry providers are offering free bites of yummy cinnamon goodness on Tax Day!