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Designing home pages for kids has become a vibrant art form, as the Government Printing
Office's index to such pages suggests. At bensguide.gpo.gov/subject.html, GPO has tracked down dozens of agency home pages for kids.

One of the most curious is that of the IRS. Its message: Paying taxes is necessary. The IRS also explores sophisticated notions of tax history and economics. Using lively cartoon characters such as winsome Sherri Shine and funky X-treme skater guy P.J. Fly, the Tax Interactive site, at www.irs.ustreas.gov/individuals/page/0,,id=15548,00.html, explains the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 and its role in U.S. tax history. Elsewhere, a stubble-faced cartoon tax inspector relies on help from a vampirelike count, an Old West sheriff and sultry cartoon Lorna to plumb the fairness aspects of progressive, regressive and proportional taxes.

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