Part of Lesson Plan: Taxpayer Responsibilities
Activity Overview / Details
Note: Make this a very short stop and check for understanding.
Stop: Ask the following question:
What can happen to a taxpayer who does not follow the system of voluntary compliance?
The IRS has the authority to take actions to collect any unpaid taxes and assess penalties and interest.
Note: You can put this on a projector using a PowerPoint or other document, on an overhead projector, write it on a whiteboard, or make it a verbal question. You can request responses in a variety of ways, choosing the one you use most often and with which the students are most familiar. This is intended to be a short spot check for understanding.