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Send To Printer | Close Window Indiana University Kelley School of Business Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis A551 Tax Research Spring 2009 1. Course Description and Objectives At the conclusion of this course you will be able to: z Understand how to find solutions to tax problems. z Use certain mechanical techniques to identify and locate the tax authorities that relate to solving a problem. z Understand the nature of primary sources of tax law, including the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, administrative pronouncements and judicial decisions. z Access secondary sources, including annotated and topical tax services. z Use citators to trace the judicial history of cases and to evaluate tax authority. z Understand the importance of communicating the results of tax research. z Determine and communicate defensibly correct solutions for tax problems through independent research with minimal supervision. Prerequisite or concurrent: Basic course in taxation (A328 or A515 or equivalent) 2. Instructor Susan Cauble, MPA, CPA, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs. Office hours are by appointment only. The best way to touch base with me is through Oncourse email. The course secretary is Jackie Thompson, whose office is BS 4032. Written assignments should be placed in a folder provided at her desk. 3. Text There is no textbook to purchase for this course. All materials will be posted on Oncourse or are accessible through the University Library and the library website at http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/view/databases/abc/A . The initial reading for the course is Chapter 2 of Individual Taxation, Pratt and Kulsrud text, which is used for A328 and A515. If you do not have a copy of a recent edition of the text, the chapter (with some modifications) is posted on Oncourse. Readings and PowerPoint slides will be posted for each assignment. 4. Course Plan A551 Tax Research--Spring 2009 Page 1 of 6 List 01/06/09 https://oncourse.iu.edu/portal/tool/6d897cec-54ee-4314-807b-1b89c91ffd1a/printFriendly
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z The class is conducted almost entirely in the Oncourse environment. Because in-person classes are not held, it is absolutely imperative that you read all of the assignments and read them carefully (including this syllabus). Following instructions is critical to success in this course. Although no classes are held, you must come to campus on several occasions. These include visits to: z Take the examination , which will be scheduled for a Saturday morning. z Locate tax research materials in the main university library . (This allows you to see that the materials you will be researching actually exist in print and not just in cyberspace.) z Turn in hard copies of some written assignments to the secretary (Jackie Thompson). Because virtually all students are also taking the introductory tax course, we suggest that you hand them in while you are on campus attending that course. If a hardship exists, please send me an email.
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