Tax Time Scavenger Hunt

Is a 1040EZ tax form really easy? Scholars investigate the complexities of the United States taxation system with an economics activity. Using a wide variety of web sources, they interpret IRS taxation rules and regulations to better understand the way the government collects income taxes. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the lesson with the scavenger hunt activity 
  • Split class into groups to navigate the IRS website
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires students to complete the lesson online
  • It is a good idea to navigate the IRS website before class in case questions arise
  • Includes printable assessment worksheet in the resources
  • Provides links to games and review materials to extend the unit
  • None