Course Details

Federal Income Taxation

The course will provide an overview of U.S. federal income taxation. The course has three goals. First, we will study the basic structure of the federal income tax, as well as focusing on several specific topics, including, for example, business expenses, charitable deductions, and capital gains. Second, we will discuss policy issues that relate to the tax law we study. And, finally, the course will serve as an in-depth investigation of how to read a statute. The course will proceed through a combination of lecture, problem sets, and discussion. No pre-requisites Evaluation will be based on course participation and a 90-minute open-book final exam. Federal Income Taxation (Concepts and Insights) 13th Edition, Zelenak and Chirelstein Optional: CCH Federal Income Tax Code & Regulations Selected Sections 2016-2017 (must be current) -- otherwise pull code and regs from on line

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 910-0


Course History

Fall 2016
Title: Federal Income Taxation
Faculty: Lawsky, Sarah B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 30     Actual: 8