70-carlson_tax4001_fall10 - TAX4001 Section 591 Concepts of...

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TAX4001 Section 591 Concepts of Federal Income Taxation Fall 2010 School of Accountancy Instructor: Liz Carlson, CPA, CFP ® , CFF, CVA Office: SMC 225 Phone: 941-350-2792 Fax: 941-359-4367 Email : [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesday from 4:30PM to 5:45PM and Friday from 1:30 to 2:45 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. Course Description, Purpose, Goals, and Objectives: The purpose of this course is federal taxation is to explore the tax attributes of taxation of individuals, allowing the students to acquire an understanding of the concepts of taxable income, deductions, and alternative tax treatments as they apply directly and indirectly to individuals, an appreciation of the value of tax planning, the possibilities for legitimate tax minimization, and the economic effects of taxation, and an insight into tax issues involved in individual taxation theory. 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 case presentation. Students are responsible for all material assigned, material covered in class, and any announcements made in class or via email, 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 provide enhanced understanding of material, not an original learning experience. In
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class you are welcome to discuss the material, but please do not have private conversations that are disruptive to class. The solutions manual for this course is located on BLACKBOARD. All solutions are presented, not just the ones assigned.
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