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AC 312 Business Income Tax
Carlson, Greg C.


COURSE TITLE: Business Income Tax



TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Instructor, Certified Public Accountant

FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Building 1294, Hill Air Force Base

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: 4:00 to 4:30 Monday-Thursday

FACULTY OFFICE/HOME TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (801) 775-3615 (801) 476-1289




DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: March 13 to May 7 2005


PREREQUISITES: AC 309, AC 320 and CS 140 or equivalents


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Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of the current Federal income tax law. Emphasis is on tax research and the problems faced by partnerships and corporations.

FACULTY'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: The course will consist of lectures, discussion, problem solving, and examinations. Students are encouraged to interact sharing their own ideas and experiences.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The student will be introduced to the laws concerning business tax requirements. Specifically, discussion will be held on the following topics: corporate formation, income tax rates, other levies, nonliquidating and liquidating distributions, acquisitions and reorganization, partnership formation and special issues, Subchapter S corporations, gift tax, estate tax, trusts and administrative procedures

COURSE TEXTBOOKS: Anderson, Kenneth E., Kramer, John L. and Pope, Thomas R.; Federal Taxation 2005; 2004 Edition,; Princeton, N.J.; Prentice Hall; 2005.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: "Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park."

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ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F". An incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veteran's Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grades (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: Course assignments submitted after the specified due date will not be accepted unless due to an excused absence and coordinated with and approved by the instructor.

COURSE ASSESSMENT: Examinations and chapter problems.

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT: Homework problems are expected to be legible and in the proper format regardless if prepared manually or using a computer. Students should
Maintain copies of their graded assignments in the event the instructor inadvertently fails to record the graded result.

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Date Chapter(s) Topic Homework
11 April 2 Corporate Formation and Structure 30, 46
11 April 3 Corporate Income Tax 39, 50
11 April 4 Corporate Nonliquidating Dividends 33, 44
11 April 5 Other Corporate Tax Levies 39, 46
11 April 6 Corporate Liquidating Dividends 35, 37
11 April 7 Corporate Acquisition and Reorganizations 46,57
11 April 9 Partnership Formation and Operation 29, 40
11 April Midterm Exam Chapters 1-9
6 May 10 Special Partnership Issues 39, 41
6 May 11 Subchapter S Corporations 33, 40
6 May 12 Gift Tax 33, 43
6 May 13 Estates 34, 43
6 May 14 Taxation of Trusts and Estates 31, 41
6 May 15 Administrative Procedures 38, 46
6 May Final Exam Chapters 10-15

GRADING PLAN: The final grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Midterm Exam 40%
Final Exam 40%
Homework 20%

The midterm exam will cover all assigned reading in chapters 1 through 10. The
final exam is not comprehensive and will cover material in chapters 11 through

The following will be used to assign course letter grades
90-100 ..........................A
89-90 ..........................B
70-79 ..........................C
60-69 ..........................D
Below 60 ......................F (or three or more unexcused absences)