INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS 2013 provides readers with a concise, practical, and time-tested introduction to the most important areas of tax law. For more than 30 years, this textbook has been the market-leading standard due to its step-by-step workbook format that walks readers through real examples using actual tax forms. With plentiful study tools, including online interactive self-quizzes, INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS 2013 ensures that readers gain the knowledge and skills they'll need as future tax preparers.
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. Dr. Whittenburg's professional designations include Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Enrolled Agent (EA). Professor 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, ACCOUNTING EDUCATION: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, DECISION SCIENCES JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE EDUCATION, JOURNAL OF TAXATION, 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 and Federal Tax Research. Dr. Whittenburg was a visiting scholar at the University of Adelaide (Australia) in 1999 and 2005 and the University of South Australia in 2009 and 2010. 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 in Portland, 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.
Steven Gill is an assistant professor in the School of Accountancy. He received a BS in accounting from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) an MS in taxation from Northeastern University (Boston, MA), and a Ph.D. in accounting (University of Massachusetts 2007). Prior to entering academia, Professor Gill worked twelve years in the field of accounting including roles in public accounting, internal audit, corporate accounting, and, ultimately, vice president of finance. Professor Gill's research interests include a concentration in taxation including mutual funds and college savings ("529") plans and wider interests in corporate internal control structure and weaknesses, management overconfidence, and earnings quality. Professor Gill has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and his teaching interests include taxation and financial accounting.
1. The Individual Income Tax Return. 2. Gross Income and Exclusions. 3. Business Income and Expenses, Part I. 4. Business Income and Expenses, Part II. 5. Itemized Deductions and Other Incentives. 6. Credits and Special Taxes. 7. Accounting Periods and 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 Credit Table. Appendix C. Withholding Tables. Appendix D. Additional Comprehensive Tax Return Problems. Glossary of Tax Terms. Solutions to Self-Study Problems. Index. List of Forms. List of Schedules.