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SyllabusCourse InformationACCT 351: Taxation and Managerial Decision Making.Location: Distance Education/BlackboardInstructorPlease refer to your online course: Office Hours by appointment. Course DescriptionIntroduction to fundamental topics in taxation using a business-entities approach. Specific topics include gross income, deductions, losses, and property transactions. The course emphasizes the identification of planning and compliance issues and the application of tax law to resolve those issues. Both tax and non-tax factors affecting decision making are considered. Mid-term and final exams may be scheduled on Saturdays for this class. Accommodations will be made for religious conflicts, Saturday classes, and certain official university activities. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Course ObjectivesUpon completion of the course, students will be able to:1.Students will identify issues and relevant facts for assessing tax problems.2.Students will apply the tax law to solve compliance and planning problems.3.Students will recognize ethical dilemmas and develop a framework for addressing them.4.Students will develop tax research skills that will allow them to identify facts, issues, and relevant tax law to resolve those issues.5.Students will communicate effectively in written and oral form.6.Students will work effectively in groups.7.Students will use technology to resolve tax problems and communicateresults.CourseMethodologyThe class format will combine reading, lectures, presentations, and other learning tools. The class will be interactive and require every student to be engaged in the classroom discussion and assignments. In addition to the lectures, screencasts and timely completion of assignments, every student willbe expected to be an active participant and a dedicated individual applying what you learn to every element of the course work.Requiredtextbook(s) and/ormaterialsRequired Text:McGraw-Hill's Taxation of Individuals and Business Entities, 2021 edition. Spilker, Ayers, Lewis, Weaver, Barrick, Robinson, Worsham
ComputerRequirementsHardware: You will need access to a Windows or Macintosh computer with at least 2 GB of RAM and access to a fast and reliable broadband internet connection (e.g., cable, DSL). A larger screen is recommended for better visibility of course material. You will need speakers or headphones to hear recorded content and a headset with a microphone is recommended for the best experience. For the amount of Hard Disk Space required taking a distance education course, consider and allow for:1.the storage amount needed to install any additional software and2.space to store work that you will do for the course.

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