41-clayton_tax5015_fall10 - TAX 5015.591F10 Concepts in...

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TAX 5015.591F10 Concepts in Federal Taxation: Entities Fall 2010 Instructor: Jessica L. Clayton, J.D., LL.M. Phone: 941-951-0707 Fax: 941-951-7702 Email : [email protected] Office Hours: Monday before class from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM or by appointment. I am always glad to help you and I strive to have maximum availability to you. E-mail is by far the best way to contact me from off campus. Required Materials: Prentice Hall’s Federal Taxation: Comprehensive, 2011, Pope, Anderson and Kramer (ISBN-10: 013213859X ISBN-13: 9780132138598) Other course materials: Access to individual income tax preparation software will be helpful, but is not required. Alternatively, you can do a “pen and ink” tax return. Blackboard contains many supporting documents and/or references for your use, including the solutions manual, power point presentation and links to various tax sites. Companion website : http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_pope_fedtax_2011/150/38416/9834626.cw/index.html Course Description, Purpose, Goals, and Objectives: The purpose of this course is for students to acquire an understanding of the concepts of taxable income, deductions, and alternative tax treatments as they apply directly and indirectly to various entities, including partnerships, corporations, and S Corporations. In addition, a basic review of federal estate and gift taxation will be reviewed. The main topics to be covered in this course are: (1) corporate income taxation, (2) corporate redemptions and dividends, (3) partnership formation, income and deductions, (4) S Corporation taxable income and deductions, (5) gift and estate taxation, and (6) entity selection and planning. Class Format: The class will consist of lectures and discussions (i. e. you will be called on in class), assigned readings, exercises and problems, and a research paper. Students are responsible for all material assigned, material covered in class, and any announcements made in class or via e-mail, such as changes in reading assignments, changes in homework assignments, changes in due dates, etc. Always bring your textbook to class, since we will go over the homework in class and I will often refer to illustration in the text. Students are expected to attend class and to participate in classroom discussions of assigned cases, exercises and problems. Regular class attendance and good class notes are essential for successful completion of this course. Students are expected to have read the assigned material and have reviewed assigned homework prior to the date the material is covered in class. Class interaction is to
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provide enhanced understanding of material. In class you are welcome to discuss the material, but please do not have private conversations that are disruptive to class. Grade Determination
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