AC 309 Individual Income Tax
S1J 2010 DN
January 11 through March 7, 2010
5:30 - 9:50 PM
AC 201 and CS 140
Textbook: Individual Income Taxes 2010 Edition , Hoffman, Smith et al
Additional Resources: Department of the Treasury IRS Publication 17 for 2009 returns (if not available, the 2008 version will suffice)
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is that learners are best served through regular reading, lectures, real-life examples from current events, students' professional or other life experiences, lectures, routine practice (homework), and hands-on practice at completing tax forms. I encourage lively discourse.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Chapter 3, Research Problem 5 (relates to Question 27) Due date: November 3, 2009 20 points
Chapter 15, Tax return problem number 63 Due date: December 1, 2009 100 points
Final examination, December 8, 2009 150 points
Homework 140 points
Total possible points 410 points
Grading: One examination (a tax return problem), 100 points 100
14 homework assignments, 10 points each 140
One research problem, 20 points 20
Final examination 150
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 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: In consideration of other learners, please turn off all communication devices prior to the beginning of class. If you must be in contact with someone outside of the classroom, set your telephone to vibrate and excuse yourself from the room to take the call.
Although I am in favor of lively communication in the classroom, speaking while another person has the floor is rude. Please limit the volume and amount of your talking so as not to disturb the speaker or other learners who are seated near you.
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Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Missed work through unexcused absences will not be accepted for a grade. Students should submit work on the date due via facsimile or electronic submission.
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Last Updated:12/11/2009 3:16:17 PM