IELTS Writing task 2(Agree/Disagree Essay)

Some people believe they should keep all the money they have earned and should not pay tax to the state. 

Do you agree or disagree?


Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience

Write at least 250 words.

Writing Format of Agree Disagree Essay
    1. Introduction:  Paraphrase + your opinion
    2. Main Paragraph 1: First reason why you agree or disagree.
    3. Main Paragraph 2:Second reason why you agree or disagree.
    4. Conclusion: Summaries your argument




The government collects taxes from those who earn above a certain minimum limit, and then the money is used for the development of the country. But some individuals believe that they should keep all the money they earn. I strongly disagree with the statement that people should not pay taxes to the country. It is our moral duty to pay taxes.

First of all, a country needs money to develop. Tax money collected by the government is used for various services for citizens, also used for government administration and projects, and many other things which are very crucial for a country to rise up. If the citizens don’t pay their tax, then the country will fall into financial crises, as a result, they have to take loans from another country, and eventually, it concerns every citizen. Thus, it is very essential for the government to make people pay taxes.

Secondly, it is important to pay tax to lid a safe life in a country. The defense system, running of jails and, the law enforcement agencies are maintained by the money of taxpayers. If these agencies shut down then the country will face chaos. The crime rate will be increased as a result there will be no security of an individual’s life. Thus, it is a very crucial thing for a country to provide the safety of its citizens, and the government also needs help as taxes to provide security.

To conclude, I reiterate my opinion by saying that it is the duty of every citizen to pay tax and the duty of the government to use it appropriately in the public interest.


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3 thoughts on “”

  1. Since the dawn of civilization, government imposes financial charges on citizens as a means of raising revenue which is then used to finance their expenditure. However, many people argue that they should keep all the money they earn. Personally, I completely disagree to the statement that individuals should not pay taxes to the country.
    Firstly, taxes are crucial for the development of a nation. Government uses the tax money collected to finance social projects, as well as to build good infrastructures such as roads, electricity, public transport and many others. This situation helps to flourish the business environment in the country, making it conducive for economic growth. Without taxes, government would not be able to meet the demands of the societies and the country will fall into financial crisis. Clearly, taxes are essential for the rise of a nation.
    In addition, taxes raise the standard living in a country. This is simply because government contributions to the education system and health sectors are maintained by the money of taxpayers. For instance, medical research and healthcare services increase the life expectancy in a nation whereas education helps in the development of human capital. On the other hand, people will suffer from long-term side effects mentally and physically without these facilities. Thus, taxes are important to improve the quality of life for the citizens.
    In conclusion, I strongly agree that as a responsible citizen it is our moral obligation to pay taxes for the betterment of the community, state and nation.

  2. It is claimed by some that the government should not deduct their hard-earned money, for the sake of the country’s development plan. Although there some legitimate reasons for support this opinion, I largely disagree with this notion, because I believe that citizens are entitled to pay taxes in order to betterment the country’s economy and for an enhanced standard of living.
    Those who against paying taxes, often point to the countless fact that support this reform. Nowadays, one-third of the planet dwellers live in Third World countries, where the majority of citizens suffer from the lack of public services providing by the government, while often live on a decent salary, which covers only their basic needs. If they will pay taxes they simply could die from the famine. Furthermore, in some of the most developed European countries ordinary employees must pay more than one-quarter of their annual salaries on taxes, yet at the same time could not get free medical insurance and affordable secondary schools, this enforce them eventually pay for those facilities from their own pockets and make them angry.
    Nevertheless, despite some valuable arguments listed above, every country in the world runs on the taxes collected from their citizens. Public transportation, medical facilities, universities, and schools could not exist and survive without contribution from the current employees. People from the developed countries enjoy free medical insurance packages, and free undergraduate and postgraduate education, which paid for by government funds. These funds could be only successfully collected in form of the taxes from local citizens. Moreover, some citizens pay taxes in the hope of an upcoming better retirement plan and invest heavily to the pension funds by the allocate more money in form of taxes. The majority of planet dwellers could not find an appropriate job after 60 and without government support, they could fail to the mercy of society or could seeking out chronic charity. Therefore they must pay taxes for having a good retirement scheme.
    In conclusion, rare instant aside, which are more related to the unprivileged segment of society, who could not pay taxes, taxes are the main form of government income which allow to support and develop the country’s most crucial sectors, like healthcare and education, not to mention that ordinary employees also get benefit from the paying taxes in form of the pension and other perks.

  3. Question : Government investment in the arts, such as music and theatre, is a waste of money. Governments must invest this money in public services instead.

    To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    It is believed that education largely consists of subjects like physics, chemistry and math, this disregards the importance that should be given to the arts. Thus I am in disagreement with the statement above and in the following essay will attempt to argue why the government should invest more in the development as well as education of arts.

    To be supportive of the arts is to be supportive of one’s culture, there are innumerable traditions and pieces of art that have been preserved throughout history and stood the test of time. I do agree that public services are of extreme importance in the community and the government should put forward a significant budget for this issue but that is certainly no excuse to deny the sheer salience of art in today’s world.

    We as humans, are irretrievably and hopelessly in love with art because music, theater, philosophy and literature is nothing but a commentary on the human condition itself, it provides entertainment as well as deep insight which would not be found anywhere else. It is essential to teach our youth about the arts so that they preserve it generations from now, so that centuries in the future people revel in the fact that years ago, the debate was won by art and it has persevered. We gladly allow the movie industry to spend billions of dollars on action movies that serve no purpose except for being flashy and capturing our attention for 120 minutes then why not support art which tells the story of life itself?

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