West Federal Taxation 2008: Individual Income Taxes, Professional Version / Edition 31

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Delivering the most thorough coverage available on individual taxation, the 2008 edition of WEST FEDERAL TAXATION: INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES remains the most effective text for mastering the ever-changing Individual Tax Code. Its accessible, comprehensive, and authoritative presentation of the Tax Code and regulations pertaining to the individual taxpayer covers all major developments in federal taxation—complete with relevant, real-world examples. WFT continues its longstanding emphasis on the importance of careful tax planning and its strong coverage of how taxation is affected by international concerns. It offers opportunities to sharpen critical-thinking and writing skills as well as Internet exercises that proved valuable hands-on experience using online resources to solve tax issues. More than just a textbook, WFT offers a revolutionary experience. Built around the areas identified as the most important, this total integrated solution delivers ultimate flexibility. It also adheres to the recommendations of the Accounting Education Change Commission (AECC) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324380590
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/18/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 31
  • Pages: 1032
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.07 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

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—The Tax Magazine, The Journal of Accountancy, The Accounting Review, and Taxation for Accountants.

James E. Smith is the John S. Quinn Professor of Accounting at the College of William and Mary. He has been a member of the accounting faculty for over 30 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Professor Smith has served as a discussion leader for Continuing Professional Education programs for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Federal Tax Workshops, and various state CPA societies. He has conducted programs in more than 40 states for about 25,000 CPAs. He has been the recipient of the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader Award and the American Taxation Association/Arthur Andersen Teaching Innovation Award. Among his other awards are the Virginia Society of CPAs' Outstanding Accounting Educator Award and the James Madison University's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. He was the president of the Administrators of Accounting Programs Group (AAPG) in 1991-1992. He was the faculty adviser for the William and Mary teams that received first place in the Andersen Tax Challenge in 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, and 2001, and in the Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008.

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.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND BASIC TAX MODEL. 1. An Introduction to Taxation and Understanding the Federal Tax Law. 2. Working with the Tax Law. 3. Tax Determination; Personal and Dependency Exemptions; An Overview of Property Transactions. PART II: GROSS INCOME. 4. Gross Income: Concepts and Inclusions. 5. Gross Income: Exclusions. PART III: DEDUCTIONS. 6. Deductions and Losses: In General. 7. Deductions and Losses: Certain Business Expenses and Losses. 8. Depreciation, Cost Recovery, Amortization, and Depletion. 9. Deductions: Employee and Self-Employed-Related Expenses. 10. Deductions and Losses: Certain Itemized Deductions. 11. Passive Activity Losses. PART IV: SPECIAL TAX COMPUTATION METHODS, PAYMENT PROCEDURES, AND TAX CREDITS. 12. Alternative Minimum Tax. 13. Tax Credits and Payment Procedures. PART V: PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS. 14. Property Transactions: Determination of Gain or Loss and Basis Consideration. 15. Property Transactions: Nontaxable Exchanges. 16. Property Transactions: Capital Gains and Losses. 17. Property Transactions: Section 1231 and Recapture Provisions. PART VI: ACCOUNTING PERIODS, ACCOUNTING METHODS, AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION. 18. Accounting Periods and Methods. 19. Deferred Compensation. PART VII: CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS. 20. Corporations and Partnerships. Appendixes. Subject Index.

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