HMRC have recently launched a new tax education programme for young people – ‘Tax Facts’. It’s a series of four short engaging animations aimed at 14-17 year olds, supported by detailed lesson plans and guidance for teachers. The videos inform students about some of the key tax issues they will face as they begin their working lives.
- ‘About HMRC’ – a background to HMRC’s work and the basics of the tax system
- ‘Starting Your First Job’ – what to expect when you enter the world of work, such as tax deductions and National Insurance contributions
- ‘Working For Yourself’ – what to do if you’re planning to become self-employed
- ‘The Hidden Economy’ – how people try to get out of paying their taxes and what HMRC is doing to tackle this
Please click here to link to the videos on YouTube and the teachers’ pack on the Times Educational Supplement website.
The HMRC may be able to come out to your school and support this activity, PLEASE NOTE, there will be limited availability for this due to staffing resources, if your school would like to be considered for this opportunity or you have any queries, please contact Dervla Strong on firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9046 0606.