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Teach taxes with SimpleTax.
Teaching Taxes is a CRA program that introduces high school and post-secondary students to Canada's tax system and teaches them how to prepare a simple tax return.
The CRA discontinued Teaching Taxes in 2018.
SimpleTax as a Teaching Tool
We're strong supporters of tax education and educators like you. We believe Canadians should not only be able to do their own taxes, but also to understand them. This is why we offer SimpleTax as a tool you can use to enhance the Teaching Taxes program. SimpleTax:
- runs in a web browser, so students can access their exercises at home or at school,
- updates your tax refund amount in real-time, so students can see how each amount impacts their return,
- allows students to see the completed paper tax forms as they go, and
- is free to use with no license required.
To help you incorporate SimpleTax into Teaching Taxes, we offer a companion guide. The guide includes educational material about online tax filing and step-by-step instructions for completing each exercise. It also highlights teaching opportunities throughout.DownloadSimpleTax Companion Guide 2017.pdf
If you have any thoughts or questions, please send us an email. We'd love to hear from you.