This next generation of U.S. citizens has the opportunity to shape the nation and the world. With knowledge of the foundations of citizenship and society, readers can make informed decisions and actively participate in their community and wider government. This book teaches readers about the civics concept of understanding citizenship through engaging text and colorful photographs. In this book, readers will learn about why we have taxes and what they're used for. This nonfiction book is paired with the fiction book Tim Pays Sales Tax<\\I> (ISBN: 9781538365441). The instructional guide on the inside front and back covers provides: Vocabulary, Background knowledge, Text-dependent questions, Whole class activities, and Independent activities.