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AC 312 Business Income Tax
Cardona, Marian Palma


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Course

AC 312 Business Income Tax

Semester

S2J 2009 DN

Faculty

Cardona, Marian Palma

Title

Professor

Degrees/Certificates

JD
MBA-Accounting
BBA-Accounting

Office Location

Parkville, MO 64152

Office Hours

By appointment

E-Mail

Marian.Cardona@park.edu

MCardona@cardonalawfirm.com

Semester Dates

March 16, 2009 thru May 10, 2009

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

South-Western Federal Taxation
Corporations, Partnerships, Estates & Trusts
2009 Edition
Hoffman/Raabe/Smith/Maloney

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Course Description:
A study of the current federal income tax law. Emphasis is on the problems faced by corporations, partnerships and other organizations and tax research. PREREQUISITES: AC309 , AC320 and CS140 or equivalents. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Through the use of lectures, reading, class interaction, problem solving, quizzes and exams, the students will gain an understanding of federal taxation and how it relates to various business entities.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare business income tax returns.
  2. Prepare gift tax returns.
  3. Prepare estate tax returns.
  4. Prepare trust tax returns.
  5. Research tax issues.
  6. Use computer software for tax planning and tax returns.


Core Assessment:

The test examines each learning outcome with 20 questions. Eighteen multiple-choice questions will be based upon a distribution of critical thinking concepts applied to a learning outcome. Two questions will examine a communication/writing component. Each question will be weighted as 5 points. 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

         EXAMS:  There will be two exams, a mid-term in Week 5 and a final in Week 8.  Students will be notified in advance of what topics will be covered on each exam.  Exams will be a combination of multiple choice questions, tax return questions, problems, and short-answers.
 
         TAX RETURNS: Tax return problems will be assigned throughout the semester.  There will be one comprehensive return assigned that will be due in Week 7.  No late assignments will be accepted.
 
         HOMEWORK PROBLEMS:  Homework will be assigned each week relating to the material covered that week and is due at the beginning of the next class.  No late assignments will be accepted.
 
         ATTENDANCE/CLASS PARTICIPATION:  Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class.  Students are expected to attend class and to participate in class discussions.  Attendance and class participation will be worth 100 points of each student's final grade.  Students must attend every class to earn 100 points.  Students missing one class will earn 80 points.  Students missing two classes will receive 50 points.  If a student misses more than two classes he/she will receive no points for attendance/class participation.

Grading:

POINTS % OF GRADE
MID-TERM EXAM

200

20.0%

FINAL EXAM

200

20.0%

COMPREHENSIVE TAX RETURN

200

20.0%

TAX RETURN PROBLEMS

150

15.0%

HOMEWORK

150

15.0%

ATTENDANCE

100

10.0%

TOTAL

1,000

100.0%

 
Grade

Percentage

A

90% and Above

B

80-89.9%

C

70-79.9%

D

60-69.9%

F

Below 60%

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments handed in late will receive no credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  • Be respectful of the instructor an classmates
  • Participate in classroom discussions
  • Complete assignments on a timely basis
  • Notify instructor in advance of any known absences

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

WEEK

DATE

SUBJECT

READ

1

03/17

Overview of Tax Research & Tax Software
 
Federal Tax Law
 
Itroduction to Corporate Tax
 
Corporations: DPAD & AMT

 

 
Ch 1
 
Ch 2
 
 
Ch 3

2

03/24

Corportions:

Organizations & Capital Structures
 
Earnings & Profits
 
Redemptions & Liquidations

 

Ch 4
 
 
Ch 5
 
Ch 6

3

03/31

Corporations:

Reorganizations
 
Consolidated Tax Returns

 

Ch 7
 
Ch 8

4

04/07

Partnership Taxation

Ch 10
Ch 11

5

04/14

Midterm
S Corporation Taxation
 
Comparative Forms of Doing Business

 
Ch 12

Ch 13

6

04/21

Exempt Entities

Estate & Gift Taxation
 
Family Tax Planning
Ch 14
 
Ch 17
 
Ch 18

7

04/28

Trusts & Estates Taxation

Ch 19

8

05/05 Final

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluate and define accounting concepts identified by:                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Evaluate and define the financial transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
100-80 %
 
Evaluate and define the financial transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
60-79%
 
Evaluate and define the financial transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
50-59%
 
Evaluate and define the financial transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15
Less than 50%
 
Synthesize data to produce a logical flow of informational reporting  per established accounting rules and standards                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Assemble the correct and ethical tax treatment for given transactions in order to prepare accurate tax returns per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
100-80 %
 
Assemble the correct and ethical tax treatment for given transactions in order to prepare accurate tax returns per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
60-79%
 
Assemble the correct and ethical tax treatment for given transactions in order to prepare accurate tax returns per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
50-59%
 
Assemble the correct and ethical tax treatment for given transactions in order to prepare accurate tax returns per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14
Less than 50%
 
Analysis of transactional data                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Analyze financial transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate tax returns per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
100-80 %
 
Analyze financial transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate tax returns per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
60-79%
 
Analyze financial transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate tax returns per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
50-59%
 
Analyze financial transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate tax returns per the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13
Less than 50%
 
Application of established rules and logic per regulatory and commercial standards                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate and interpret financial data for preparing business income tax returns in order to comply with the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q16, Q17, Q18
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate and interpret financial data for preparing business income tax returns in order to comply with the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q16, Q17, Q18
60-79%
 
Demonstrate and interpret financial data for preparing business income tax returns in order to comply with the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q16, Q17, Q18
50-59%
 
Demonstrate and interpret financial data for preparing business  income tax returns in order to comply with the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q16, Q17, Q18
Less than 50%
 
Content of Communication written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to
preparing business income tax returns
Question 20
100-80 %
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to preparing business income tax returns
Question 20
60-79%
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to preparing business income tax returns
Question 20
50-59%
 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to preparing business income tax returns
Question 20
Less than 50%
 
Technical Skill in Communicating written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss tax solutions
Question 19
100-80 %
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss tax solutions
Question 19
60-79%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss tax solutions
Question 19
50-59%
 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss tax solutions
Question 19
Less than 50%
 

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