HMRC helps teenagers understand the facts about tax
31 July 2018
HMRC has launched two new educational videos to help prepare teenagers for working life ‘Your National Insurance Number and Personal Tax Account’ and ‘Introduction to the Construction Industry Scheme’.
Both videos are part of HMRC’s Tax Facts programme which supports teachers in helping their students learn and understand the facts about tax.
Tax Facts is a comprehensive teachers’ pack, designed to provide an introduction to the tax system for 14 to 17-year-olds studying citizenship, business enterprise, personal finance, and other aspects of the curriculum that prepare them for life beyond school.
The scheme provides teachers with detailed lesson plans and guidance along with a number of HMRC-produced short, animated videos which inform students about some of the key tax issues they will face as they begin their working lives.
The two latest videos in the Tax Facts programme are:
Tax Facts - First Steps: Your National Insurance Number and Personal Tax Account - Why your National Insurance number is important and the benefits of managing your tax affairs through an online Personal Tax Account
Tax Facts: Introduction to the Construction Industry Scheme - If you’re planning to work in the construction industry, what the Construction Industry Scheme is, the types of work it covers and how it operates
Tax Facts for 14 to 17 year-olds was launched in July 2015 and includes four short animations and a comprehensive teachers’ pack, designed to provide an introduction to the tax system for secondary school students studying Citizenship, business enterprise, personal finance and others aspects of the curriculum, that help prepare them for life beyond school.
Junior Tax Facts was launched in October 2016. It provides a simple introduction to tax for 8 to 11 year-olds, by explaining that taxes provide the money needed to pay for the things that are essential to them, their families, communities and society as a whole.
Both Tax Facts have been accredited with the Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG) and Association for Citizenship Teachers (ACT) Quality Marks.