This class was tough.
I would recommend this course because the content is incredibly useful, but mostly because Brian Williams is the most passionate, supportive, and personable professor I have ever had. Tax Accounting is challenging, but he makes everyone believe they are capable.
I learned real world application, specifically tax policies and rules for small business, corporations, and the government. I found the course to be useful for me when following the news because I now understand how tax deductions (standard and itemized) work and how the new political action will affect those deductions.
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Advice for students:
I was overwhelmed with the thought of taking a tax accounting course, but really embrace the material and imagine the real world application, because tax accounting never goes away for business careers and is so relevant. DO THE READING and ask questions immediately if you are confused. Do not wait until the exams to ask questions. Make sure you understand each concept when you leave class every day, because each lecture builds off of the one before and if you don't understand the material thoroughly you will be too far removed from the course to do well on the exams. Stay engaged in class, do the practice problems, and make sure you understand the in-class lectures and problems. Finally, ASK QUESTIONS because no background knowledge is expected. Professors are there to help you learn.