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Halloween candy's tax lessons

When should you teach your children about taxes?

Comedian Tim Slagle says Halloween is the perfect time. The sweets that the youngsters rake in on Oct. 31 can help you illustrate just how our tax system works.

For example, there are the concepts of take-home candy, goodies that come out of the trick-or-treat bag to ensure the kiddies have candy in their old age and, of course, the part of the candy that must be paid, in most cases, to the state.

I hope you and your kids have a good Halloween and that they aren't too upset by life's hard candy, I mean hard tax, lessons.

Hat tip to Tax Foundation's Tax Policy Blog

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