Concepts in Federal Taxation 2009 Edition (with TaxCut Prep Software) / Edition 16

Concepts in Federal Taxation 2009 Edition (with TaxCut Prep Software) / Edition 16

by Kevin E. Murphy, Mark Higgins
     
 


Gain a solid understanding of the concepts underlying today's federation taxation for individuals and corporations with the 2009 edition of Murphy/Higgins's CONCEPTS IN FEDERAL TAXATION. This edition presents the latest tax codes and changes within a straightforward, strong conceptual approach that focuses on understanding the unifying concepts behind the tax code… See more details below

Overview


Gain a solid understanding of the concepts underlying today's federation taxation for individuals and corporations with the 2009 edition of Murphy/Higgins's CONCEPTS IN FEDERAL TAXATION. This edition presents the latest tax codes and changes within a straightforward, strong conceptual approach that focuses on understanding the unifying concepts behind the tax code, rather than relying heavily on memorizing the details of the code. Concept Checks break material in comprehensible segments with an emphasis on the conceptual underpinnings that drive today's tax laws, while extensive Examples relate concepts to familiar business scenarios. More end-of-chapter exercises than any other text of its kind give you a choice of research opportunities and tax return options as you review. Murphy/Higgins's CONCEPTS IN FEDERAL TAXATION promises a strong balance between tax concepts and the Internal Revenue Code and regulations that prepares you for success on the CPA exam as well as your career.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780324659375
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/08/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
933
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author


A professor emeritus at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Kevin E. Murphy earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. and M.S. in Accounting at Utah State University. He has published articles in the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN TAXATION ASSOCIATION and THE JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION. Dr. Murphy is a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Taxation Association.

Dr. Mark Higgins is Dean and The Alfred J. Verrecchia and Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business at the University of Rhode Island. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee and his B.S. and M.S. in Accounting at the University of South Carolina. He has articles published in ACCOUNTING HISTORIANS JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION, TAXATION FOR ACCOUNTANTS, CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES IN ACCOUNTING, JOURNAL OF LEGAL TAX RESEARCH, THE CPA JOURNAL, and THE TAX ADVISER. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Table of Contents


PART I: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE TAX LAW. 1. Federal Income Taxation -An Overview. 2. Income Tax Concepts. PART II: GROSS INCOME. 3. Income Sources. 4. Income Exclusions. PART III: DEDUCTIONS. 5. Introduction to Business Expenses. 6. Business Expenses. 7. Losses: Deductions and Limitations. 8. Taxation of Individuals. PART IV: PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS. 9. Acquisitions of Property. 10. Cost Recovery on Property: Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization. 11. Property Dispositions. 12. Nonrecognition Transactions. PART V: INCOME TAX ENTITIES. 13. Choice of Business Entity - General Tax and Nontax Factors/Formation. 14. Choice of Business Entity - Operations and Distributions. 15. Choice of Business Entity - Other Considerations. PART VI: TAX RESEARCH. 16. Tax Research. APPENDICES. A. Tax Return Problem. B. Tax Rate Schedules and Tax Tables. C. Tax Forms. D. Statements on Standards for Tax Services.

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