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Fall 2020

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
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   MW  10:10 AM-11:50 AM DL

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:
Online (all synchronous)
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: Dickinson
    Publisher: CCH-Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2020 - 2021
    ISBN: 9780808054610
  • 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 edition
    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 edition
    ISBN: 9781640208247
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: First Class Assignment, Monday August 17, 2020 Please read pages 50-57, 24-27, 34-35 and 36-39 in Bankman, Shaviro, Stark and Kleinbard, Federal Income Taxation (18th edition). Please also read pages 21-24 in Bankman, Shaviro and Stark (16th edition) and pages 18-24 from Klein and Bankman (11th edition). These earlier editions are available on Blackboard. Then read pages 18-24 and 42-45 from the 18th edition.

    1. Bankman, Shaviro, Stark and Kleinbard, Federal Income Taxation (18th ed. 2019)
    Handouts at Distribution.
    2. Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations Selected Sections (CCH).
    3. Bankman, Griffith and Pratt, Federal Income Tax: Examples and Explanations (8th ed. 2019).

    Chirelstein and Zelenak, Federal Income Taxation.

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    Additional Information:
    Class Schedule - Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM If you need assistance or have questions regarding Blackboard, please contact the Learning Platforms Help Desk or call 305 284 3949.



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