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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘tax’?

2)

Do you think paying tax is a good or bad thing?

3)

What would happen in your country if everyone stopped paying tax?

4)

Do you know what taxes are spent on in your country?

5)

Would you like to move to a country where there are no taxes?

6)

Is tax an important issue at election time?

7)

What do you think of sales / consumption tax put on the things you buy?

8)

Would you like to be able to choose how your taxes are spent?

9)

Would you look for ways to avoid paying tax?

10)

How do the tax rates in your country compare with those in neighbouring countries?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

Is everything taxed in your country?

2)

Do you agree with the 10-20% tax hotels and restaurants put on bills?

3)

What do you think of having to pay inheritance tax on the money left to you by people who have died?

4)

Would you pay higher taxes if you knew the tax revenue would go towards climate change projects or reducing world poverty, etc?

5)

What changes would you like to see in your country’s tax system?

6)

Is tax evasion a big problem in your country?

7)

Should poor people be exempt from paying tax (i.e. they don’t have to pay)?

8)

What goods or services do you think should be taxed more heavily, and which should not be taxed at all?

9)

Do you think taxes will be different in the future?

10)

What taxes do you think are the most unfair?


 


 
 
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