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Eugene Willis is the Arthur Andersen Alumni Professor of Accountancy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He joined the Illinois faculty in 1975 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He has published articles in leading academic and professional journals, including The Accounting Review, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, The Journal of Accountancy, and The Journal of Taxation. Professor Willis is co-director of the National Tax Education Program, a continuing education program co-sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and the University of Illinois.
William H. Hoffman, Jr., earned B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas. He is a licensed CPA and attorney in Texas. His teaching experience includes: The University of Texas (1957-1961), Louisiana State University (1961-1967), and the University of Houston (1967-1999). Professor Hoffman has addressed many tax institutes and conferences and has published extensively in academic and professional journals. His articles appear in The Journal of Taxation, The Tax Adviser, Taxes—TheTax Magazine, The Journal of Accountancy, The Accounting Review, and Taxation for Accountants.
David M. Maloney, Ph.D., CPA, is the Carman G. Blough Professor of Accounting at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond and his graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since joining the Virginia faculty in January 1984, Professor Maloney has taught Federal taxation in the graduate and undergraduate programs, and has receivedmajor research grants from the Ernst & Young and KPMG Foundations. In addition, his work has been published in numerous professional journals, including JOURNAL OF TAXATION, THE TAX ADVISER, TAX NOTES, CORPORATE TAXATION, ACCOUNTING HORIZONS, JOURNAL OF TAXATION OF INVESTMENTS, and JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTANCY. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Accounting Association and the American Taxation Association.
William A. Raabe, Ph.D., CPA, teaches graduate tax courses at the Fisher College of Business of The Ohio State University, and at the Capital University (OH) Law School. He is a leader among business school tax faculty in incorporating developments in technology into curricula for the educational development of tax professionals. Dr. Raabe's teaching and research interests focus on Multijurisdictional taxation and financial planning, and he is recognized as the leader among business school academics in the fields of state and local income, sales, and property taxation. Dr. Raabe is the author or editor of approximately twenty books, including South-Western Federal Taxation, Schedule M-3 Compliance, and the Multistate Corporate Tax Guide. He has received university-wide recognition as the winner of the AMOCO Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs named him the Educator of the Year.
1. An Introduction to Taxation and Understanding the Federal Tax Law.
2. Working with the Tax Law.
3. Tax Determination; Personal ad Dependency Exemptions; An Overview of Property Transactions.
4. Gross Income: Concepts and Inclusions.
5. Gross Income: Exclusions.
6. Deductions and Losses: In General.
7. Deductions and Losses: Certain Business Expenses and Losses.
8. Depreciation, Cost Recovery, Amortization, and Depletion.
9. Deductions and Self-Employed-Related Expenses.
10. Deductions and Losses: Certain Itemized Deductions.
11. Passive Activity Losses.
12. Tax Credits.
13. Property Transactions: Determination of Gain or Loss, Basis Considerations, and Nontaxable Exchanges.
14. Property Transactions: Capital Gains and Losses, Section 1231, and Recapture Provisions.
15. Alternative Minimum Tax.
16. Accounting Periods and Methods.
17. Corporations: Introduction, Operating Rules, and Related Corporations.
18. Corporations: Organization and Capital Structure.
19. Corporations: Distributions Not in Complete Liquidation.
20. Corporations: Distributions in Complete Liquidation and an Overview of Reorganizations.
22. S Corporations.
23. Exempt Entities.
24. Multistate Corporate Taxation.
25. Taxation of International Transactions.
26. Tax Administration and Practice.
27. The Federal Gift and Estate Taxes.
28. Income Taxation of Trusts and Estate. Appendixes. Subject Index.