Taxing their minds
High school students gearing up for the job market will soon be getting some free advice on how to ensure Uncle Sam gets his fair share of their income.
The Internal Revenue Service and the American Bar Association announced this month the nationwide distribution to high schools of a computer program that includes lessons on how to pay taxes and where the money goes.
"Students who are about to take on a summer job or enter the workforce full time can turn to the [program] for helpful information about their tax rights and responsibilities," IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti said at a news conference June 2.
The program, called Tax Interactive, or TaxI, was developed by the IRS and the ABA in conjunction with Scholastic magazine. It is available on the Internet, and 78,000 copies on CD-ROM are being distributed to high schools this month. To see the online version, go to www.irs.gov/taxi.
Comings and goings
Vic Klatt's recent departure as the education policy coordinator for the House Education and the Workforce Committee wasn't the only change for staff members on the panel.
Sally Gray Lovejoy has taken Mr. Klatt's job, becoming the top policy coordinator for education issues. Ms. Lovejoy has been with the committee since 1988 and is currently a senior education policy adviser.
In addition, Kent Talbert, a lawyer for the committee, has become the education policy counsel, the post charged with overseeing legal analysis and review of education issues.
Becky Campoverde, the committee's top press secretary, has taken on additional duties as the deputy staff director for strategic planning and communications.
Mr. Klatt, who worked for the committee for seven years, began a new job as a vice president of Van Scoyoc Associates, a Washington lobbying firm, earlier this month.
—Erik W. Robelen & Joetta L. Sack
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