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A property tax is based on the property’s |
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a) assessed value | b) original cost | c) market value | d) re-sale value | |

The government agency responsible for collecting federal taxes is the: |
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a) United States Congress | b) Social Security Office | c) Internal Revenue Service | d) The Justice System | |

You live in a home with a market value of $160,000 and an assessed value of $140,000 and the property tax rate is 1.75% annually. What did you pay in property taxes for the year? |
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a) $245 | b) $280 | c) $2,450 | d) $2,800 | |

Michael is buying a computer that normally sells for $890. The store is having a 20% sales and the sales tax in his state is 6%. What will be the total cost of the computer? |
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a) $678.40 | b) $640.82 | c) $870.00 | d) $943.40 | |

Mike earns $39,000 per year. He is paid every 2 weeks (pay period). What is his gross pay for the pay period? |
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a) $1,500 | b) $1,625 | c) $3,250 | d) $750 | |

A salesperson receives a base salary of $14,400 per month plus commissions of 5 percent on each sale. Total sales for the month were $10,000. |
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a) $14,400 | b) $1,200 | c) $1.700 | d) $11,200 | |

Joe wants to buy a skateboard but he doesn't know if he has enough money. The price of the skateboard is $85 and the sales tax is 7%. What will be the total cost of the skateboard? |
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a) $5.95 | b) $59.50 | c) $90.95 | d) $110.50 | |

Francesca earns $39,000 per year. She is paid twice a month (pay period). What is his gross pay for the pay period? |
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a) $1,625 | b) $1,500 | c) $3,250 | d) $750 | |

Jenna wants to buy a $250 phone accessory that is on sale for 20% off. The accessory is subject to 6% sales tax. What will the total cost of the item be? |
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a) $212.00 | b) $250.00 | c) $265.00 | d) $185.50 | |

Kat bought new shoes for $55.00, jeans for $29.99, and a new blouse for $27.79. Sales tax in New Jersey is 7 percent. What was the total charge for her purchases? |
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a) $112.78 | b) $120.67 | c) $116.63 | d) $118.58 | |

Corey earns $12 per hour at his job. He is paid every week (pay period). Last week he worked 56 hours. What is his gross pay for the pay period? |
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a) $768 | b) $672 | c) $736 | d) $720 | |

Ben worked 42 hours last week. His pay rate is $10.00 per hour. What was his gross income for the week? |
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a) $430 | b) $420 | c) $410 | d) $440 | |

Which of the following is earned income? |
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a) interest earnings | b) dividends | c) commissions | d) lottery winnings | |

You purchased $96 in gasoline which was 32 gallons at $3.00 per gallon. The $3.00 rate includes $0.479 in excise taxes. Next week, the price per gallon dropped to $2.00 per gallon so the 32 gallons only cost $64. What effect did the price drop have |
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a) The amount of excise taxes remained the same. | b) The amount of excise taxes increased. | c) The amount of excise taxes decreased. | d) The amount of excise taxes remained the same but the sales taxes decreased. | |

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