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;

http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/index.jsp

Author: Warren Orlans

Welcome to inTAXicating. My name is Warren Orlans and this is my blog. I have been writing this blog since 2008 to provide clarity around taxation issues which I feel should have been explained somewhere - preferably by the CRA. I have over 20-year's experience in the taxation industry, 11 of them working for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and 5-years working in the private sector Managing the tax departments for large financial institutions. It was at that point when I realized that people were coming to my blog seeking advice, and asking me to assist them with their tax issues, so I opened up my own business and started helping people deal with issues relating to the CRA. 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. If you have a tax question, feel free to ask in the comments, or email me at either info@intaxicating.ca, or intaxicatingtaxservices@gmail.com.

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