Murphy and Higgins' CONCEPTS IN FEDERAL TAXATION 2011 offers students a better way to learn tax - through a conceptual approach. Instead of memorizing the complex and often intimidating tax codes, regulations, exceptions, and qualifications, this approach presents taxation as a small number of unifying concepts. Once students understand these concepts, they can apply them to a wide range of tax rules and to basic aspects of everyday economic life. This straightforward approach balances tax concepts with the Internal Revenue Code to prepare students for immediate success on CPA exam tax simulations and in their careers. Extensive examples relate tax concepts to familiar business scenarios using an engaging discussion and answer format. In addition, Murphy and Higgins' CONCEPTS IN FEDERAL TAXATION 2011 promises more exercises than any other text of its kind for the practice students need. Each new copy of this text is packaged with H&R Block At Home(TM) software, Checkpoint Student Edition from Thomson Reuters, and CPA Excel to provide your students with additional professional experience!
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).
PART I: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE TAX LAW 1. 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. APPENDIX A: Tax Return Problem. APPENDIX B: Tax Rate Schedules and Tax Tables. APPENDIX C: Tax Forms. APPENDIX D: Statements on Standards for Tax Services. GLOSSARY.