Tax Task Cards - Federal Income Tax 1040 Activity

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Scaffolded Math and Science
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10th - 12th
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12 pages
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I used this in my Senior Success class. They really enjoyed the activity and gained a lot of insight into filing their future tax returns. I had them work in pairs while completing the activity.
I used this with my Financial Literacy class. Students like hands on activities and this allowed them to practice what they learned in the taxes unit.
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Filing income taxes can be intimidating! This personal finance activity teaches students how to file a federal income tax return that includes a Form 1040 and a Schedule 1. Students are given a W2 for a fictional person "William A. Pay" who works as a teacher and paid some student loan interest last year. He had also been unemployed for part of the year, taking his unemployment compensation untaxed. Will this lead to him owing taxes to the IRS?

**updated for April 2023 tax season** This activity will be updated every year.

Included in the download are: 20 task cards, blank checks, a W2, a student answer sheet, answer key and completed 1040 and Schedule 1.

The task cards included in this activity walk students through completing a 1040 and Schedule 1. The final product of this activity is a completed federal tax form 1040 and an answer sheet.

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