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Corporate Taxation




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course is a basic introduction to federal corporate taxation. The purpose is to familiarize the student with fundamental tax issues and provide the student with a general understanding of the history, laws, and policies of federal taxation.


ACC/290 or ACC/290T - Principles of Accounting I or equivalent

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IRS Tax Compliance and Individual Taxation

  • Identify the filing requirements for income tax returns.
  • Outline the IRS audit process.
  • Describe tax professional responsibilities in providing tax advice.
  • Use the formula for calculating an individual taxpayer’s taxes payable.
  • Determine a taxpayer’s personal and dependency exemptions.

Corporate Operations and Accounting for Income Taxes

  • Use the corporate income tax formula to calculate the tax liabilities.
  • Calculate the current and deferred income taxes.
  • Describe the process of valuation allowance.
  • Explain how a company accounts for its uncertain income tax positions under FASB ASC Topic 740.
  • Determine how a company computes and discloses the components of its “effective tax rate".

Corporate Taxation and Formation

  • Compute a corporation’s earnings and profits and a shareholder’s dividend income.
  • Use the framework that applies to the taxation of property distributions.
  • Compute the tax consequences to the parties to a tax-deferred corporate formation.
  • Identify the different forms of taxable and tax-deferred acquisitions.
  • Calculate the tax consequences that apply to the parties to a complete liquidation of a corporation.

Partnerships: Forming and Dispositions

  • Distinguish the entity approach from the aggregate approach for taxing partnerships.
  • Resolve tax issues applicable to partnerships.
  • Apply the basis, at-risk, and passive activity loss limits to losses from partnerships.
  • Determine the tax consequences to the buyer and seller of the disposition of a partnership.
  • Calculate the special basis adjustment for dispositions and distributions.

S Corporations and the U.S. Taxation of Multinational Transactions

  • Describe operating issues relating to S corporation accounting periods and methods.
  • Use fringe benefit rules that apply to S corporation shareholders.
  • Apply the tax rules for S corporation operating distributions and liquidating distributions.
  • Apply the U.S. source rules for common items of gross income and deductions.
  • Distinguish between the different forms of doing business outside the United States.
  • Describe the basic U.S. anti-deferral tax regime and identify common sources of subpart F income.


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