Attention: Money 101 will no longer be available after May 31, 2021. After that time the Enrich financial literacy tool will be available at moving forward.

My Colorado Journey

My Colorado Journey My Colorado Journey logo
Sign In | Create an Account | Talk to Us | Need Help? | About CIC

Taxes - Head Matters



Many people don’t like to pay taxes because it can be difficult to see where the money goes and what good comes from taxes.  But you probably benefit from taxes every day when you drive down a street (the construction and maintenance of it are paid through tax funds), check out a library book (funded by taxes), or take out a federal student loan (yes, you guessed it: the program is funded in part by taxes). 

In the Income Course, we explain taxes deducted from your paycheck and how to minimize taxes owed through good planning.  In this course, you will learn about taxes both from a personal finance perspective and from a larger economic, societal perspective.  We will also show you how to keep records so that you can find important documents no matter where you are in life.  A good understanding of how taxes work and why we have them is an important part of being financially literate. 

Our Tax Course was developed in partnership with the Colorado Financial Planning Association.

Here's an outline of what we will cover in this course:

  1. Identify the taxes we pay and the tax-supported services we receive
  2. Understanding taxation
  3. Explain the basics of income subject to taxation
  4. Understanding deductions
  5. Understanding exemptions 
  6. Understanding credits
  7. Tax advantages for higher education 
  8. Understanding your tax filing choices  
  9. Keeping good records for tax purposes
  10. Free tax filing assistance for low- to moderate-income taxpayers
profile photo


My Profile
My Dashboard

Current Course:


Sign In to track your progress.

my toolbox

my toolbox


      Please sign in

      In order to save a page/activity in either your toolbox or favorites you must first be logged in.