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Advanced Tax

  • Typically offered every other year

Eller

The course begins with studies of selected advanced tax topics, presented in both the transactional and controversy settings. The latter portion of the course consists primarily of presentation and discussion of student papers, which can be on a wide variety of tax topics. Each student will be required to write a paper, make an in-class presentation, and generally participate in class discussions. This course does not have a final exam. 

May satisfy Capstone or WIE with professor permssion.

Prerequisite: Income Taxation I

NOTE: The below course description applied in academic years prior to 2014-2015.

Bogdanski

Limit: 14 Students

Description: An examination of valuation of property for federal tax purposes. Potential topics include: procedural aspects of valuation issues; the general definition of fair market value; methods of determining fair market value; discounts and premiums; valuation effects of transfer restrictions, taxes and other encumbrances; valuation of businesses; valuation of investments; valuation of real estate; consequences of inability to determine fair market value; and special provisions relating to valuation of property for federal gift and estate tax purposes. A paper and an oral presentation are required of each participant.

Prerequisite: Income Taxation I

Meets Capstone writing requirements.

Brown

Description: A study of selected advanced tax topics, sometimes with a policy or transaction planning perspective. The second half of the course consists primarily of presentation and discussion of student papers, which can be on a wide variety of tax topics. No exam. Paper and rewrite required. Meets the Seminar Requirement.

Prerequisite: Income Taxation I

Meets Capstone writing requirements.