HMRC Junior Facts Tax Workshops (Nov 2019)
HMRC came in to deliver a Junior Tax Facts workshop to our Year 3-6 pupils. The workshop introduced them to the subject of taxation by explaining that taxes are the money that people and businesses have to pay to the government.
The session explained in simple terms that:
• When you have a job and earn money, you pay some of that money back to the government as tax
• If you run a business, some of the profit the business makes is given to the government as a tax
• Some of the things you buy also have tax included in the price.
The programme also introduced the idea that, as taxpayers and responsible citizens, we all make a small contribution towards the things that benefit everyone.