My question is simple, why do we require underage young adults to pay taxes? I admit this question has been bugging me since I was 15 and got my first job, I am a very frugal person almost to a fault and I disliked having to give part of my money away to the government when I was saving for college.
Young adults can't see an R-rated movie until 17 without a parent or gaurdian, can't vote until 18 and are unable to drink until 21 yet there IS a law allowing them, if a certain amount of money is made, to pay taxes to the government. Yes, the arguement could be made that they also drive on our roads at 16, go to our schools, and have parks and the like built in their best interest but couldn't it also be said that they have parents? Many people are worried about the number of young adults going into debt these days and I'm not saying it would make a huge difference if they didn't have to pay taxes when/if their under the age of 18 but every little bit helps, doesn't it?
PS-if I posted this in the wrong place I am sorry, I just wasn't sure.
"The rising morning can't insure that we shall end the day; For death stands ready at the door to snatch our lives away"