How Brilliant is the Internal Revenue Service?

How brilliant is the IRS? Really? I am 100% serious.

These guys just rolled out something that the taxation industry has long been in need of and after going through it, I give it top marks for creativity, originality and for the final product.

You see, the IRS unveiled a website called “Understanding Taxes” and it contains some great educational content, including detailed lesson plans, interactive activities, simulations, and more!

The site is broken into resources for educators, and for students. So if you’re teaching tax, you can grab resources to assist, including lesson plans with links to the applicable national and state standards, which makes it really easy to integrate Understanding Taxes into an existing classroom curricula, or to teach to your tax staff. The intention is for this material to be presented to high school or community college classrooms with the assumption being that once you get into higher levels of education, those with an interest are taking courses in taxation, finance and accounting.

The Understanding Taxes Student Site provides high schools, community colleges, and the general public with a technology-based instructional tool aimed at raising the awareness of the IRS’ policies, practices and general taxation education. It’s a win-win and I cannot wait for the CRA to do the same.

In the meantime, happy reading.

The link to the site is below;


Author: Warren Orlans

Welcome to inTAXicating. My name is Warren Orlans and this is my blog. With over 17-years experience in the taxation industry, 11 of them working for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and the rest working in the private sector at large financial institutions responsible for resolving tax issues for corporations and individuals and the Canadian lead for a large US bank on FATCA implementation. My tax career began pretty much out of university at the CRA, in Collections, where I moved up, across, over and up again through their division with stops in Enforcement, Taxpayer Relief (then Fairness), Audit, Directors Liability, Training, Mentoring, GST, GST/HST, Payroll, Corporate Tax, Personal tax, and probably much more. If you have a collections, compliance or audit issue with the CRA, inTAXicating is the place you need to contact. inTAXicating works in strategic partnership with amazing tax lawyers, insolvency practitioners, mortgage brokers, debt counselling experts and much more. When dealing with governments, knowledge is power. We possess strong understanding of government so we know what the next step is before the government does. When you have a collections problem with the CRA, do you hire a graphic artist? No, you get a former collector who trained the staff, and who worked as a resource officer for 5 years. Then you know you are on the right track to resolving your tax problem(s). Others offer suggestions. We offer solutions!

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