Preparing a 1040EZ Income Tax Form

Some of us never feel like we know how to do our taxes! Help scholars understand the process early by using an informative resource. They fill out their own tax forms in a simulation activity and view multiple resources to learn even more in-depth about the concepts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend learning by including simulations of other tax forms, such as a 1099 for contractors.
  • Consider teaching on or around a school Career Day
Classroom Considerations
  • Takes some prep work to ensure Internet access or by printing out the forms for each individual
  • Relates to each class member's future and therefore feels meaningful to each high schooler
  • Builds financial literacy skills
  • None