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Courses 2012 - 2013

LAW A 530 Basic Income Tax

Credits: 2-6, Variable


Study of federal income tax law as it applies to individuals apart from their capacities as partners, shareholders, or beneficiaries of trusts or estates. Examination of the concept of gross income and net income, including investigation of what constitutes income, when it should be taxed, to whom it should be taxed, and its character as unearned, earned, or capital gain income. Deductions and their nature as genuine or as artificial deductions are considered in detail. Fundamental principles of tax law as expressed in case law are studied as the foundation for an intensive examination of evolving tax legislation and the tax legislative process itself.

Autumn, 5 Credit(s)

Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Hjorth, Roland

Spring, 5 Credit(s)

Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
McCormack, Shannon

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