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Spring 2022
LAW105  A  FEDERAL INCOME TAX I

Course Description
Tax is so pervasive that you risk malpractice if you skip it. Moreover, basic Federal Income Tax I is more an English than a math course. This course introduces the basic concepts of, and helps students learn to solve problems with, the federal tax code and regulations. Subjects include: whether, to whom, and when income is subject to taxation; capital recovery; business deductions; and capital gains. The course is not designed for students with a strong tax background, assumes no business or accounting knowledge, and has two fundamental purposes: first, to teach basic tax avoidance strategies; and second, to help students learn to use statutory materials to solve legal problems. I also hope to share with you the fascinating world of tax.

Course Schedule
None

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Completed assignments and final examination (if feasible at UM Law in person). If all assignments are satisfactorily completed on time, you will pass the course. Grade curve generally adjusted to fit entering grade profile of class, so students are neither advantaged nor disadvantaged by presence of other students.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Tentative
Course Delivery:
Online (all asynchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Basic
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Government & Regulation - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Area of Focus)   More information
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Concentration)   More information
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None

 
Professor(s)

ROBINSON, THOMAS


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: trobinso@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2495
Office: G286