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AC 309 Individual Income Tax
Bulie, Kenneth B.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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

Course

AC 309 Individual Income Tax

Semester

S1G 2009 GR

Faculty

Bulie, Kenneth B.

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Juris Doctor
Bachelor of Science  CPA
Associate of Arts

Office Location

421 Demers Ave., Ste 3, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Office Hours

by arrangement

Daytime Phone

701 795 5062

E-Mail

Kenneth.Bulie@park.edu

ken@bulielaw.com

Web Page

http://www.bulielaw.com

Semester Dates

January 12, 2009 to March 8, 2009

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:35 - 10:15 PM

Prerequisites

AC 201 and CS 140

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
South-Western Federal Taxation 2009: Individual Income Taxes - With CD by Hoffman, William H.; Wadsworth, 09 ed., 2009.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

These are not required but are available:
 
South-West's Federal Taxation: Individ..., 2009 - Standars Guide
South-West's Federal Taxation: Individual Practice Set 2009
PowerSearch Accounting and Finance Guide (E-Password) Subscription Valid through June, 2009
Essentials of Income Taxation
 

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Course Description:
AC309 Individual Income Tax: A study of the current Federal Income Tax law with emphasis on its application to individuals as part of a cooperative effort with the Internal Revenue Service. Prerequisite: AC201 and CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, written asyncronous discussion (dialogue), examinations, websites and writings. The facilitator will engage learners each week in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare Federal, state and city income tax returns for clients.
  2. Treat clients in a respectful and professional manner.
  3. Prepare working papers and schedules to support income tax returns.
  4. Use computer software to plan and report tax information.
  5. Organize and compile client-prepared data.
  6. Pass a written comprehensive examination on individual income tax law.


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:
A student's grade will be determined by multiple learning devices, class participation, problem solving, quizes, mid term exam, and a comprehensive final examination.

Grading:

Points available
   Chapter problems         150
   Quizes                          150
   Class Participation          50
   Mid Term Exam           100
   Tax Project                  100
   Comprehensive Final    350
 
Total for Course              900 points
 
Grading scale is as follows:
 
A   90% or higher
 
B   80-90%
 
C   70-80%
 
D   60-70%
 
F   50% or lower
 
 

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:

Late submission of course work will not be accepted without prior approval. Should circumstances require that a student miss class, the student is required to contact the instructor as soon as possible. The student is required to complete the equivalent make up work. This includes learning what was covered in the missed class and submitting whatever work was required for the missed class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  1. Students are expected to complete 5 hours per week of conferencing or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving E-mail and navigating and conducting research overthe World Wide Web.
  2. Students should keep copies of all coursework submitted as an electronic file (E-mail) until the end of the term.
  3. Students will normally submit assignments and papers as Word documents via the dropbox as attachments. WordPerfect files cannot be accepted. Students must also copy assignments from word processing and paste them into e-mail and send to instructor.
  4. Please post questions that others might have in the Office. If you have a question that is personal in nature, you are welcome to email me anytime. That's what I'm here for. I will get back to you in 24-48 hours.
  5. Any information I provide in this class is for educational use only and is not intended to be legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship. Also, youshould not rely on anything you read on the Internet (including anything from this class) as a substitute for sound legal advice. You should go to an attorney in your state when you have legal problems.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week            Chapters
1                     1 & 2
2                     3& 4
3                     5& 6
4                     7 & Mid Term Exam
5                     8 & 9
6                     10 & 11
7                     12 & 13
8                     14 & Final Exam
 
Instructor will assign problems for each chapter covered and provide a comprehensive tax preparation problems for students to complete.
 
There will be

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
Students are required to do their own work in this course.  Anyone who cheats in any way (including dividing the work with others and submitting their work as your own) will receive an F in the course and be reported to the Academic Advisor for possible expulsion.

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
Students are required to do their own work in this course. Students who plagiarize will receive an F in the course and be reported to the Academic Advisor for disciplinary action or possible expulsion.

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

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



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,Synthesis                                                                                                                             
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,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,Evaluation                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
1,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Demonstrate and interpret financial data for preparing
individual 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 individual 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 individual 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 individual income tax returns in order to comply with the Internal Revenue Service Code
Q16, Q17, Q18
Less than 50%
Terminology,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 individual 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 individual 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 individual 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 individual income tax returns
Question 20
Less than 50%
 
Technical Skill in Communicating written essay,Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
4,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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%
Application,First Literacy Technical knowledge and application                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
,Student will demonstrate a knowledge of individual taxation within the scope of AC 309 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting and tax knowledge
Overall Score
100-80 %
 
,Student will demonstrate a knowledge of individual taxation within the scope of AC 309 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting and tax knowledge
Overall Score
60-79%
 
,Student will demonstrate a knowledge of individual taxation within the scope of AC 309 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting and tax knowledge
Overall Score
50-59%
 
,Student will demonstrate a knowledge of individual taxation within the scope of AC 309 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting and tax knowledge
Overall Score
Less than 50%
 
Second Literacy Transcendence of applied learning,Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student will demonstrate a knowledge of individual taxation to be successful citizens, employees or world leaders as they better understand the economic/ monetary drivers of the contemporary world we live in
Overall Score
100-80 %
Student will demonstrate a knowledge of individual taxation to be successful citizens, employees or world leaders as they better understand the economic/ monetary drivers of the contemporary world we live in
Overall Score
60-79%
Student will demonstrate a knowledge of individual taxation to be successful citizens, employees or world leaders as they better understand the economic/ monetary drivers of the contemporary world we live in
Overall Score
50-59%
Student will demonstrate a knowledge of individual taxation to be successful citizens, employees or world leaders as they better understand the economic/ monetary drivers of the contemporary world we live in
Overall Score
Less than 50%
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    

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