Course Details

Taxation of Property Transactions

The first half of the course considers the federal income tax aspects of the acquisition, ownership, and disposition of tangible and intangible property including: concepts of realization and recognition of income and loss; basis of purchased property and the basis of property acquired by gift or by bequest; capitalization; cost recovery; acquisition and disposition of property subject to liabilities; mechanics of capital gains and losses; the effect of depreciation and depreciation recapture; installment sales and open transactions; imputed interest, and original issue discount. The second half of the course considers limitations on tax shelters and tax-structured transactions including the at-risk, passive activity, and other limitations on loss recognition; limitations on interest deductions; and the tax treatment of leasing transactions including the business purpose and economic substance doctrines, rent-leveling, and loss limitations. Registration Requirements: Basic Federal Income Tax or enrollment in the Tax LLM program is a pre-requisite for this course. Non-TaxLLM students may not bid on this course, but may enroll during the add/drop period if there are open seats and they have met the pre-requisite. Method of Evaluation: Examination Class Materials: Federal Income Taxation - Cases and Materials (Latest Edition) - Paul R. McDaniel, Martin J. McMahon, Jr., Daniel L. Simmons, Alice G. Abreu; Foundation Press.

Catalog Number: TAXLAW 640
Practice Areas: Taxation Practice Area
Additional Course Information: LLM tax course open to JD students,  Tax Program Course


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Taxation of Property Transactions
Faculty: Cameron, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 54

Fall 2016
Title: Taxation of Property Transactions
Faculty: Cameron, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 47

Fall 2015
Title: Taxation of Property Transactions
Faculty: Cameron, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 52

Fall 2014
Title: Taxation of Property Transactions
Faculty: Cameron, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 41