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Understanding jobs, teens, and taxes


Students read a handout about taxes and respond to questions to explore the relationship between working and taxes.

Big idea

Taxes are part of every working person’s paycheck — including the many teenagers who work part-time jobs during the school year and the summer.

Essential questions

  • What are specific things teens should know about taxes?
  • What does it mean to file a tax return?


  • Understand the relationship between working and taxes
  • Recognize key terms related to income tax

What students will do

  • Read a handout about taxes.
  • Answer matching questions about teens and taxes.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.