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Chp 6-Tax Basics

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High School
Dollars and Sense
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) - Electives

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High School
Dollars and Sense
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) - Electives

130.273.J.6.A
130.273.J.6.B

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  • Q1
    The total amount of money a worker earns in a pay period is his or her
    capital gain
    adjusted gross income
    net pay
    gross pay
    120s
    130.273.J.6.A
  • Q2
    The total amount of money a worker takes home in a pay period is his or her
    gross pay
    adjusted gross income
    net pay
    capital gain
    120s
    130.273.J.6.A
  • Q3
    FICA refers to payroll taxes withheld for
    estimated tax
    state income tax
    Social Security and Medicare
    federal income tax
    120s
    130.273.J.6.B
  • Q4
    In general, which type of tax is typically used to fund local schools?
    sales tax
    payroll tax
    real estate tax
    income tax
    120s
    130.273.J.6.B
  • Q5
    A person looks over his/her pay stub and sees that in addition to paying state and federal personal income taxes, he/she is paying other personal taxes such as Social Security and Medicare. He/She is only age 20, so he is sure that his employer has made a mistake since Social Security and Medicare are for old people, and the money should be returned to him/her. Is he/she right?
    Yes. Only people within 20 years of retiring are expected to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.
    No. If he/she pays Social Security and Medicare taxes now he/she can start collecting benefits now.
    Yes. He/She needs to let his/her employer know that he/she does not want to pay into the Social Security and Medicare benefits program in the future.
    No. The money he/she is contributing to Social Security and Medicare is paying the benefits for today's older people.
    300s
    130.273.J.6.B

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