Skip to comments.[UK IRS] tells school children: Tell your teacher if a neighbour is evading tax
Posted on 07/25/2012 5:18:35 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
HMRC has set up teaching modules to guide children. Some of the modules which can be downloaded from HMRCs website - teach school children as young as 11 about paying their fair share of tax.
The revenue uses video, games, facts and quizzes to help make teaching financial capability and citizenship issues relevant and engaging.
One module, headlined tax responsibilities of a good citizen, aims to help teenagers understand the obligations if being a good citizen and discuss what should happen to those who are not prepared to work under such obligations.
One lesson plan targeted at 14 to 16 year olds requires students to discuss whether it is good to pay the tax we do, considering the benefits we receive. If it is good, then why do people try not to pay?
Show class the remaining factfile slides on tax evasion. What do students think of those who refuse to pay tax or try and defraud the benefits system?
Can they think of any example they may have heard of in their local area?
A further plenary session asks: What do students now think about paying taxes? In what other ways can we contribute to working together for a better society?
What do students think about people who try to avoid paying taxes? Is it a victimless crime? What kind of penalties should such people be given when they are caught?
David Green, Civitas director, said: "This sounds a bit too 'Big Brotherish'. People 'in their local area' are most likely to be parents or close relatives. Turning children into state spies is un-British."
An HMRC spokesman said: "We certainly don't use this to collect information on tax evaders from children. These materials are solely designed to help children to learn about how tax works in Britain.
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As Art Linkletter used to say, “People Are Funny”.
It’s not their neighbours the Inland Revenue Service wants kids to report on, they wouldn’t know if a neighbour is cheating on their taxes.
However, they might know if their parents are cheating on their taxes.
Maybe the school will give the kids a medal for reporting on their parents. The Soviet Union is being resurrected in the UK.
George Orwell's "1984"
Given the UK's embrace of the Mohametans, it is Nazi Germany that is being resurrected in the UK.