The Artist as Entrepreneur: Do I Get a Job or Make a Job?
Students discover the differences in being an entrepreneurial artist and an employed artist. They explore the tax codes, copyright laws and fringe benefits of being an employee versus an independent contractor.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
“W” Is for Wages, W-4 and W-2
Don't let your young adults get lost in the alphabet soup of their paychecks and federal income taxes. Using sample pay stubs and reproductions of government forms, your class members will identify the purpose of such forms as a W-4 and...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
U.S. Income Inequality: It's Not So Bad
What is the difference between a flat tax, progressive tax, tax deduction and transfer payments? Pupils examine the ability-to-pay principle of taxation through discussion, problem solving, and a variety of worksheets on topics from US...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Nothing But Net: Understanding Your Take Home Pay
Introduce your young adults to the important understanding that the money they receive from their paychecks is a net amount as a result of deductions from taxes. Other topics covered include federal, state, Medicare and social security...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Preparing a 1040EZ Income Tax Form
What do you do at the end of the year when your W2 arrives? File a tax form! Show learners how they to can fill out a basic 1040EZ tax form and play their part as tax paying citizens. Monetary denominations are provided for filling out...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Good News and Bad News: Income and Taxes
Students examine Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040, citing particular line items that are pertinent to an artist acting as an entrepreneur. They explore various sources of income and the importance of keeping accurate income records.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History