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Taxes. In this activity, students walk through 20 task cards guiding them through completing a federal income tax form 1040. They are given a w-2 for a fictional person "William A. Pay" who works as a teacher in Boston 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 the IRS?
Included in the download are: 20 task cards, blank checks, a W-2, a student answer sheet, answer key and completed 1040.
The task cards included in this activity ask students what numbers they have written on various lines of the 1040, leading them back to previous lines to figure out how they would arrive at the answer. The final product of this activity is a completed federal tax form 1040 and an answer sheet.
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