In this course, students develop an understanding of the taxation of business entities and the individuals who own those entities. Topics include tax entities, property transactions, calculating basis, gains and losses, alternative minimum tax, S corporations, and partnerships.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.
Overview of the Tax System and Sources of Tax Law
- Prepare in proper form a personal balance sheet, cash flow statement, and budget.
- Determine the components of taxable income.
- Evaluate the relative weights of tax law sources.
Basics of Individual Taxation
- Determine gross income and adjusted gross income.
- Calculate itemized deductions, business deductions, and tax credits.
Calculating Basis, Depreciation, Gain, and Losses
- Calculate gains, losses, basis adjustments, depreciation, and depreciation recapture.
- Compare active, portfolio, and passive income.
- Apply the tax basis, at-risk, and passive activity loss limitations from passive investments.
Entity Overview and Taxation of C Corporations
- Compare tax and non tax consequences of business entities.
- Apply Section 351 requirements in determining the tax consequences of corporate formation.
- Perform earnings and profits calculations and corporate taxable income calculation and reconciliation to financial income.
- Determine the tax consequences of a cash dividend distribution, stock dividends, and stock redemption.
S Corporations and Partnerships
- Compare S corporations and partnerships.
- Calculate the basis in stock for an S corporation shareholder.
- Calculate a partner’s basis in a partnership interest.
- Prepare schedules K and K-1.
Estate and Gift Taxes
- Compare income tax to gift and estate unified tax.
- Determine the unified credit for estate taxes, annual exclusion for gift taxes, and lifetime exclusion for gift taxes.
- The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.