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

 


Answer

 

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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  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?

    Answer:
    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?

  4. Paying taxes on the regular basis is the knee responsibility of the citizens of the respective country; however, some people do not pay the taxes and keep the money with themselves. This practice is detrimental for the country’s economic system. While I find this view of some people unjustified, it should be a compulsion for everyone in the country to go through the conditions and pay their taxes.

    People should pay the taxes which are important are which are compulsory for every citizen. The first ant the most crucial reason is that the monetary system of ones country depends upon ones taxation policies. To balance the economic system of the country in is important to pay taxes. Secondly, the people who do not pay the taxes must be considered as indulge in taking black money.

    In addition, the government takes taxes to develop the roads, flyovers, public vehicles, etc which is related to public convenience only. Since this money is to be used by the government for public interest people should at least try to pay taxes on time. Although people will still not listen to the government policies, government should increase the taxes on the goods and services which are the constitutional demands of the people. For Example:- In India, one of the big portions of tax comes from liquor sales, so government should increase the tax to the same.

    On the other hand, some people who do not trust the government do pay the taxes. Although these people do not like the government should pay the tax.
    Other than that people with low incomes should be spared for the taxing conditions, as they do not have enough resources to pay taxes. Isn’t it fare the people who are poor can pay low because they earn low as well?

    It is crucial to pay the taxes to the state back so that they could be used in the development of our own nation.

  5. Nowadays some people believe that they should pay much less or don’t even pay anything to the government. I opine that authorities have to collect taxes within the bounds of what is permitted.

    First of all, it is almost vital for every developed country to charge taxes, because taxes’ influence is essential to a country’s wellbeing. Country’s tax money is used for citizens, government administration and many other services which are crucial for maintaining and development. If people don’t pay for their taxes, country will not be able to pay for orphanages and regular allowance for the people who needs it. Moreover they will lose their jobs soon or late due to state’s financial situation, and will have to be move to other countries in search of adequate vacancies.

    On the other hand we have country’s army and military equipment that cost a huge amount of money and need to be updated annually. Also all the healthcare industry certainly have to be maintained. Without people’s contribution it will be impossible to sustain all the needed government sectors such as hospitals, jails, army camps and other facilities. For instance in USA citizens have to pay 25-30 percent of their gross wage which I think is not that much for secure and stable life without frequent crises

    To conclude, I reiterate that in our time of globalization everyone have to live together and try to rise up their countries. Taxes are and probably always will be of utmost importance for everyone’s wellbeing.

  6. Unlike other countries, the taxing system in Israel doesn’t allow a salaried worker the option of not paying taxes as the taxes are being redacted from one’s salary automatically. The only people who may avoid paying taxes are self employed workers who need to calculate and pay their taxes by themselves. In our economy, with our corrupted government, I can relate to people who believe they should keep their money and not pay tax, and in this article I will explain why.

    Firstly, with a prime minister headed for trial for bribery, it will not come as a surprise our taxes are being used by him and other politicians for personal gain. It seems our taxes are being used to buy politic positions and power by using this money as leverage instead using it to develop the country, services and facilities for the citizens as it should be. For example, after the election, in order to get the religious party to recommend our prime minister to proceed his ruling, he promised them a substantial increase in their monthly allowance. This population, who do not enlist to the army, while it’s mandatory for everyone else and do not contribute to Israel’s economy due to the fact that most of them don’t work, are getting more funds than any other population in Israel for the sole purpose of our prime minister to keep his power.

    Moreover, I believe most of us expect our leaders to lead by example. So what are we suppose to think and do when our prime minister requests a tax return of half a milion NIS during a worldwide pandemic while his citizens can barely reach ends meet, for something he should defintely pay taxes for? I will elaborate, in Israel, any benefits you receive from your workplace is being taxed. So, if you get a car from your company, you should pay taxes for it, which makes sense, otherwise companies could just pay their employees with “gifts” and no one would need to pay taxes. The specific request of our prime minister for a tax refund was regarding the water in his pool payed by the contry, which is the employer in this scenario. Getting back to our prime minister’s tax refund request, the country is paying for the water in his private pool in his private house, with our tax money, meaning this is a work benefit as the country is his employer, yet he believes that not only he doesn’t need to pay for the water in his pool, but he should also don’t need to pay for this benefit that worth thousands of NIS monthly. So why should the common people pay for his benefits? Hell, why should he pay at all while seeing their own leader get away from paying taxes?

    To conclude, if you live in Israel, and you’re able to get away from paying taxes and not getting caught, do it, cause you’ll probably never see your taxes in action and if it’s ok for our prime minister to not pay taxes, it’s ok for you. However, if you live in a country where your taxes are actually used to develop the country and public services, I highly disagree with this statement.

  7. Unlike other countries, the taxing system in Israel doesn’t allow a salaried worker the option of not paying taxes as the taxes are being reducted from one’s salary automatically. The only people who may avoid paying taxes are self employed workers who need to calculate and pay their taxes by themselves. In our economy, with our corrupted government, I can relate to people who believe they should keep their money and not pay tax, and in this article I will explain why.

    Firstly, with a prime minister headed for trial for bribery, it will not come as a surprise our taxes are being used by him and other politicians for personal gain. It seems our taxes are being used to buy politic positions and power by using this money as leverage instead using it to develop the country, services and facillities for the citizens as it should be. For example, after the election, in order to get the religious party to recommend our prime minister to proceed his rulling, he promised them a substential increase in their monthly allowance. This population, who do not enlist to the army, while it’s mandatory for everyone else and do not contribute to Israel’s economy due to the fact that most of them don’t work, are getting more funds than any other population in Israel for the sole purpose of our prime minister to keep his power.

    Moreover, I believe most of us expect our leaders to lead by example. So what are we suppose to think and do when our prime minister requests a tax return of half a milion NIS during a worldwide pandemic while his citizens can barely reach ends meet, for something he should defintely pay taxes for? I will elaborate, in Israel, any benefits you receive from your workplace is being taxed. So, if you get a car from your company, you should pay taxes for it, which makes sense, otherwise companies could just pay their employees with “gifts” and no one would need to pay taxes. The specific request of our prime minister for a tax refund was regarding the water in his pool payed by the contry, which is the employer in this scenario. Getting back to our prime minister’s tax refund request, the country is paying for the water in his private pool in his private house, with our tax money, meaning this is a work benefit as the country is his employer, yet he believes that not only he doesn’t need to pay for the water in his pool, but he should also don’t need to pay for this benefit that worth thousands of NIS monthly. So why should the common people pay for his benefits? Hell, why should he pay at all while seeing their own leader get away from paying taxes?

    To conclude, if you live in Israel, and you’re able to get away from paying taxes and not getting caught, do it, cause you’ll probably never see your taxes in action and if it’s ok for our prime minister to not pay taxes, it’s ok for you. However, if you live in a country where your taxes are actually used to develop the country and public services, I highly disagree with this statement.

  8. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Attending a live performance (for example, a play, concert, or sporting event) is more enjoyable than watching the same event on television. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.

    While some people pay huge amounts of money to attend live shows, others simply prefer to watch on TV. However, live performances are known to provide more entertainment than those broadcasted on air. This essay will discuss my agreement with regards to the above mentioned statement and will provide reasons and examples to support my opinion.
    One of the prime reasons why people prefer to become live audiences is the enhanced perception of the event, the physical appearances provide. The rush of emotions felt while watching live comes from a fact that the audience then becomes part of the play.They feel actively involved. A survey conducted by the psychoanalytical department of Michigan University concluded that 9 out of 10 people watching the performance on TV said that they would have enjoyed the show to the fullest if they had the opportunity to watch live.
    In addition to this,there is a high chance of decreased quality of the content received by the viewer in terms of duration,picture quality etc. For instance, a person watching a live programme gets continuous access to it while those watching on the display are prone to be interrupted. This can happen due to various causes including periodic advertisements. Any error during the broadcast from the station or at the viewer’s end can possibly halt the show altogether. Thus making it difficult for the viewers to thoroughly enjoy the telecast.
    In conclusion, although the comfort of watching at home is remarkable, the enjoyment experienced during a live concert is unparalleled.

  9. In almost all the countries, people who have higher income than a certain amount set by the government, need to pay their taxes. Nevertheless, some people think that they should not pay the tax and instead, keep all their money to themselves. Personally, I strongly disagree with this statement and feel that tax plays an important role in the growth of our country.

    The money, that we pay as tax, is used for the betterment of the country. From building new infrastructures to keeping the historical monuments safe, are some of the main areas where the funds are used for good. For instance, it has been used in building new roads that connect us to more places, hospitals with modern machines for enhancement in health care sector, better educational system with facilities like digital classrooms, advances lab equipment etc. Without the impost, the country’s financial system wouldn’t have had enough money for such developments. This is one of the reasons why I think we all shall pay the tax.

    In addition to this, the government also uses the taxes to ensure safety of the citizens of a country in a number of ways, such as, by buying more powerful fighter planes in order to help the defense sector, or by improvising the missiles etc. Nonetheless, it also helps provide free education to those who can not afford, hence, reducing the illiteracy in country, which in fact, also ensure a better future and growth of a nation.

    To conclude, I’d say that people should not act selfish and hesitate in paying tax to the state and instead should consider all the good things, that they will be contributing to, from this.

  10. All employees are requried to pay tax for their wages. Some people said it is unreasonable, but I totally disagree with it. In this essay, I will illustrate my point of view.

    To commence with, when we are living in a city, there are many public facilities we can use, such as gardens, sports area and hospitals. Money is required to contribute these facilities. In addition, some job positions, like firefighter and policeman, are waged by the local government. All these spend come from the tax of citizens. Without these facilities and services, it is difficult to sustain a healthy society. Inhabitants will not have places to unwind their body and mind. Emergencies cannot be solved instantly and people who have heart attack will be in danger. It causes the degradation of city’s quality and the result will be no people like to live in it.

    Besides, paying tax can even increase the quality of life in long-term. Resource can be used to enhance the education system and build local schools for citizens who are lack of money. Earning knowledge is a better method for people to exit from poverty compare with receiving resources from others only. Some researchs said that people who are supported by others with physical resources day by day will increase the feeling of depression as they cannot find the purposes of life. Consequenlty, education is a sustainable method for the growth of city.

    To conclude, although giving tax for wages to the local government is mentally painful, it is worth it to help the contribution of a society.

  11. Taxes are the backbone of any modern economy. Although there are some flaws in the modern tax system, I strongly believe that everyone should pay tax. I completely disagree with the notion of a person not paying taxes and keeping all the money they earn.
    The main reason I believe in the idea of paying taxes is that taxes hold, every component of an economy, accountable, whether it be an average person earning a fair wage, or a large business conglomerate dealing in millions. Taxes help decrease the probability of fraud in a market. They make sure that fraudulent transactions can be prevented, and any person or entity in a market system with unethical intentions or actions can be found and caught, often before they can go too far. Another reason that makes me believe wholeheartedly in the concept of taxes, is the merit that they bring, in many shapes and forms. Taxes stimulate an economy from inside and help regulate the flow of money or funds, whether it be income tax, sales tax, value added tax, property tax or regulation tax or in any other form.
    There are those that believe, they should not have to pay tax on their earnings. The reason these people might think as such, is because they believe that the income tax they pay to the state, is undeserving; a scheme conducted by the government to steal their hard earned money. Moreover, they think that the state wants to take more of their money by imposing taxes on the things that they buy with their earnings. However, this is just not the case. Although, there might be some corrupt components even in the tax system, but the notion and idea behind taxes is novel and pure. Furthermore, the tax incurred by the government, is added to the state budget and put to use, in building roads and other public infrastructure, or many other public services that are made available to the taxpayer.
    In conclusion, I think everyone should pay tax on their earnings. The merits far outweigh the errors, and the money earned by the state through tax, is returned to the common citizen in the form of public services provided by the government.

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