Lesson plans - Learn about your taxes

Use the course content in your own program and help your students develop an understanding of how the Canadian tax system works.

These lesson plans include:

Modules

  1. Lesson plan: Preparing to do your taxes

    This lesson will help students learn what they need to get ready to do their taxes. Students will be able to test their knowledge through quizzes and practical examples.

  2. Lesson plan: Completing a basic tax return

    This lesson will help students learn the basics of the Canadian income tax and benefit return, known as the tax return. This will help clarify the calculations done by certified tax software so students can better understand the final result of their taxes. Students will be able to test their knowledge through quizzes and practical examples.

  3. Lesson plan: After sending us your tax return

    This lesson will help students learn what to expect after filing an income tax and benefit return, from understanding their assessment to interacting with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Students will be able to test their knowledge through quizzes and practical examples.

  4. Lesson plan: Starting to work

    This lesson will help students learn what to expect when they start a new job and the tax information they should be aware of. Students will be able to test their knowledge through quizzes and practical examples.

  5. Lesson plan: Using My Account

    This lesson will help students learn what to expect when using My Account, the CRA’s secure online portal for individuals. The lesson will also explain how students can manage their online income tax account. Students will be able to test their knowledge through quizzes and practical examples.

  6. Lesson plan: Purpose of taxes

    This lesson will help students learn what effect the Canadian tax system has on them and what taxes pay for. Students will be able to test their knowledge through quizzes and practical examples.

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