Students choose a career and research the average starting gross pay for that career. The notes review a W-4 and specifically how to complete the document and how the number of allowances affect the amount of federal tax is taken from their checks. Students then practice identifying deductions from sample paychecks. They will then calculate their own deductions (based on their starting gross pay), and finally calculate their net pay.
It's great fun to see and hear the different reactions to how much (or little) their actual paychecks are - a lot less than the gross pay!
The notes are editable and there is a completed example included.