Syllabus for Income Tax Accounting. Fall 2011(1)

Syllabus for Income - INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING 33:010:421 FALL 2011 COURSE SYLLABUS Instructor Professor Leonard Goodman Course Objective To learn the

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INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING 33:010:421 FALL 2011 COURSE SYLLABUS Instructor : Professor Leonard Goodman Course Objective : To learn the basic concepts of federal income taxation including the tax formula applied to individuals and corporations, accounting methods, property transactions, income determination, deductions and losses, tax credits and the alternative minimum tax. Text : Individual Taxation, 2012 Edition by Pratt and Kulsrud published by South- Western, Cengage Learning (ISBN: 10:1-1118-2559-9 or ISBN 13:978-1-1118-2559-1) Although there is a study guide (that is advertised on the page opposite the front cover of our textbook) I would not buy it. It is just not useful enough to be helpful for our class Assignments Chapter Topic Problems 1 An Overview of Federal Taxation 5, 18, 30 2 Sources and Applications of Federal 18, 25 Tax Law 3 Taxable Entities, Tax Formula, 13, 39, 42, 44, 45, 47-50, 54 Introduction to Property Transactions 4 Personal and Dependency Exemptions, etc. 38-44, 49-52 5 Gross Income 27, 29, 37, 39 Midterm Examination, Chapters 1-5 Thursday, October 13, 2011 6 Gross Income: Inclusions and Exclusions 20, 21, 23, 28, 30, 31, 33, 35 7 Overview of Deductions and Losses 28, 34, 38, 41, 49, 56, 57 8 Employee Business Expenses 24-26, 36 9. Capital Recovery: Depreciation, 27, 28 (parts a, b, and c only) Amortization and Depletion 30, 31, 35 11 Itemized Deductions 28-32, 35 13 The Alternative Minimum Tax and 22, 38, 40, 43, 46 Tax Credits 1
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Course Grading : Midterm Examination……… ……………….30% Final Examination……………………………50% Tax Projects ………………….………………15% Class work……………………. .………………5 % Total………………….…. …………. ..100% Midterm Exam : The midterm exam will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011 during our regularly scheduled class. Final Exam : The final exam will be held during the date and time specified in the University’s final exam schedule for Fall 2010 classes. This schedule can be found at http://scheduling.rutgers.edu/fallfinals.shtml. Cheating: Anyone whom I find has cheated on a test or plagiarizes another’s work will fail the course, and will be subject to University disciplinary procedures. Under no circumstances is the registered student to be aided during an exam by any other person. All students are required to adhere to the University’s Academic Integrity Policy found at
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Syllabus for Income - INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING 33:010:421 FALL 2011 COURSE SYLLABUS Instructor Professor Leonard Goodman Course Objective To learn the

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