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Fall 2019

Course Description
This course considers four fundamental issues of income taxation: base, timing, unit and rate. Although focusing on legal doctrine, the course also spends considerable time discussing tax and business planning, the time value of money, and tax policy analysis.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-12-2019 - 11-21-2019   TWR  11:00 AM-12:20 PM F302

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam and class participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Basic
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Government & Regulation - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: CCH Federal Income Tax Code & Regulations Selected Sections
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Dickenson
    Publisher: CCH Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2019 - 2020
    ISBN: 9780808052180
  • Textbook Name: Federal Income Tax Examples & Explanations
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Bankman, Griffith and Pratt
    Publisher: Aspen- Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Edition: 8th
    ISBN: 9781454881278
  • Textbook Name: Federal Income Taxation (Aspen Casebooks Series)
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Bankman, Shaviro, Stark, Kleinbard
    Publisher: Aspen- Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2019 - 2020
    ISBN: 9781543801491
  • Textbook Name: Federal Income Taxation
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Chirelstein and Zelenak
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 14th
    ISBN: 9781640208247
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Please read the following pages: 1. Bankman, Shaviro, Stark and Kleinbard, Federal Income Taxation (18th edition), (pages 50-57, 24-27, 34-35, and 36-39). 2. Bankman, Shaviro and Stark (16th edition), (pages 21-24). 3. Klein and Bankman (11th edition), (pages 18-24). The earlier editions are attached below and also available on TWEN and at the copy center.

    1. Bankman, Shaviro, Stark and Kleinbard, Federal Income Taxation, (18th edition 2019).

    2. Dickinson, Federal Income Tax Code & Regulations, Selected Sections (CCH), (2019-2020).

    3. Bankman, Griffith and Pratt, Federal Income Tax: Examples & Explanations, (8th edition 2019).

    Chirelstein and Zelenak, Federal Income Taxation, (14th edition)

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:

    Additional Information:
    Class location, room F302 Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Time: 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Please make sure you are registered on TWEN. For assistance contact Pam Lucken at or Robin Schard at

    Bankman Shaviro and Stark 16th ed (pgs 21-24).pdf
    Klein and Bankman 11th ed (pgs 18-24).pdf



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-3644
Office: G282