AC 309 Individual Income Tax
F2L 2011 WT
BA, MBA, CPA
433 E Russell -- Warrensburg, MO 64093
October 17, 2011 - December 11, 2011
7:35- 10:15 PM
AC201 and CS140
Additional Resources: Student will be provided with access to IRS Publication 17, which is published by the Internal Revenue Service. The student will also be expected to use the internet for research purposes.
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Educational Philosophy: Students are expected to learn through studying the textbook, class discussion, research, and instructor experience. Research is expected using the internet, books, magazines, and news programs.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Description of the Core Assessment Instrument Final Exam
This assessment is designed to assess Core Learning Outcomes #1 - #6 and will make up 30% of the course grade
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
A student's grade will be determined by multiple learning devices, class participation, term project, and a comprehensive final.
Note: The project includes taking certain information provided, interviewing the taxpayer(s) for additional information or clarification of information provided, and then the actual preparation of the income tax return for the year. Your project grade will be based upon the interview (certain questions are considered a "must" while others may be a "bonus") and the actual return preparation. Again, concerning the interview, the student, for example, may need more information to determine if the taxpayer(s) can take a dependency exemption for an individual. After all, taxpayers often do not understand the laws and may try to claim a dependent that should not be allowed; or, in reverse, the taxpayer(s) may be allowed a dependency exemption for an individual that they did not realize was a dependent for income tax purposes. The project is an attempt to bring 'real life' situations for the student to consider.
200 Learning Devices
50 Class Participation
400 Term Project
350 Comprehensive Final
1,000 Total Points for the Course
A minimum grading scale will be as follows:
A = 90% or above
B = 80% to 90%
C = 70% to 80%
D = 60% to 70%
F = 50% or below
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: The student is expected to participate in classroom discussion and to respect the instructor and all fellow students.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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 .
Last Updated:9/7/2011 10:44:36 AM