Taxes Activities

CALCULATE: Completing a 1040EZ (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Complete a 1040EZ form for individuals with a variety of backgrounds and personal situations (dependent vs. independent, part-time vs. full-time, etc.)
  • Available in English & Spanish

CALCULATE: How Allowances Affect Your Taxes (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between the number of allowances they claim on their W-4 and the size of their tax refund (or taxes owed)
  • Available in English & Spanish

CALCULATE: How Much Do I Pay in Taxes? (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Determine the taxes due for a variety of different people
  • Explain how certain factors (state of residence, cost of living) can affect the amount of taxes owed
  • Available in English & Spanish

CALCULATE: Your Tax Due

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Calculate their taxable income
  • Calculate their tax due
  • Create a paycheck stub

COMPARE: Tax Forms and their Purpose (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose of a variety of tax forms, including the W-2, W-4, 1099, 1040, 1040EZ and I-9
  • Available in English & Spanish

RESEARCH: The Tax Cycle (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • List important dates in the yearly tax cycle
  • Describe the event that takes place on each date in the tax cycle
  • Available in English & Spanish