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Overview

Learn the skills you need for effective individual income tax preparation with the proven forms approach and hands-on workbook format. INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS 2010 Edition provides a concise, practical, and time-tested introduction to the most important areas of tax law. Easy-to-read sections incorporate real examples using actual tax forms. This edition presents intriguing, real, and often humorous tax situations. Strategically placed self-study problems provide immediate feedback, while strong end-of-chapter problems and online interactive quizzes help prepare you for tests and the real world. The text is revised annually to ensure you are learning the latest tax laws.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439044094
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/7/2009
  • Edition description: (with TaxCut Tax CD-ROM) New Edition
  • Edition number: 28
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerald E. Whittenburg is a professor of accounting and taxation at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Whittenburg's professional designations include Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Enrolled Agent. Dr. Whittenburg's research interests have focused on corporate and individual taxation, as well as the tax research process. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as the ACCOUNTING REVIEW, ADVANCES IN TAXATION, JOURNAL OF TAXATION, TAXATION FOR ACCOUNTANTS, TAXES, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, PRACTICAL TAX STRATEGIES, JOURNAL OF TAXATION OF INVESTMENTS, VALUATION STRATEGIES, JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGY, JOURNAL OF TAXATION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, THE TAX ADVISER, TAX NOTES, REAL ESTATE ACCOUNTING AND TAXATION, and JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION. Dr. Whittenburg has authored several tax textbooks, including INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS, CALIFORNIA INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS, and FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH. His books are used in more than 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Whittenburg received a California State University (CSU) Trustee's Outstanding Faculty Award in 1991. This award was competitive across the entire 20-campus CSU system. Dr. Whittenburg was a visiting scholar at the University of Adelaide (Australia) in 1999 and 2005. In 2003, he received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant at the Academy of Tax Services of Ukraine. While in Ukraine, he lectured students and conferred with the faculty and staff on income taxation in the United States.

Martha Altus-Buller is a CPA with her own tax practice in San Diego, California. She attended Reed College inPortland, Oregon for two years, holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego and a MS in Accounting from San Diego State University. She won a Sells award for scoring among the top in the country on the May 1983 CPA exam. Her practical experience includes work as a tax manager for Arthur Young, now Ernst & Young, one of the (then) Big 8 accounting firms, and more than two decades of full-time practice in tax accounting.

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Table of Contents

1. The Individual Income Tax Return. 2. Gross Income and Exclusions. 3. Business Expenses and Retirement Plans. 4. Self-Employed and Employee Expenses. 5. Itemized Deductions and Other Incentives. 6. Credits and Special Taxes. 7. Accounting Periods, Methods, and Depreciation. 8. Capital Gains and Losses. 9. Withholding, Estimated Payments, and Payroll Taxes. 10. Partnership Taxation. 11. The Corporate Income Tax. 12. Tax Administration and Tax Planning. Appendix A: Tax Rate Schedules and Tax Tables. Appendix B: Earned Income Tax Credit Table. Appendix C: Withholding Tables. Appendix D: Extra Tax Forms. Appendix E: Additional Comprehensive Tax Return Problems.

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